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Immigrants and Propaganda: The 1517 Evil May Day Riots

“After Easter, a certain preacher, at the instigation of a citizen of London, preached as usual in the fields, where the whole city was in the habit of assembling with the magistrates. He abused the strangers in the town, and their manner and customs, alleging that they not only deprived the English of their industry, and of the profits arising …

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5 Lost Texts I’d Love To Get My Hands On… Dr Joanne Paul

Every historian has had that moment, when they realise that the their perfect text existed once, but has since been irrecoverably lost. Here is a top five list of the texts, lost to time, I’d most like to get my hands on… 1. More of Sappho’s Poetry. Not much is known of Sappho beyond her glowing reputation in the classical …

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ICONIC TEXTS: Dr Joanne Paul on ‘Utopia’ by Thomas More

  In the third installment of our new series of podcasts, Dr Joanne Paul explores a text written by one of the most prominent players of the Tudor court. Sir Thomas More’s Utopia – conceived while the author was on a diplomatic mission for Henry VIII – was first published in Latin in 1516 and translated into English in 1551 (years after More’s execution). …

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