Horse and Man in Early Modern England shows how, in pre-industrial England, horses were bred and trained, what they ate, how much they were worth, how long they lived, and what their owners thought of them.
Author: Peter Edwards
Publisher: Bloomsbury Continuum
Shows how, in pre-industrial England, horses were bred and trained, what they ate, how much they were worth, how long they lived, and what their owners thought of them. While they were named individually, and sometimes became favourites, many were worked hard and poorly treated, leading to their early deaths.
Through a study of horses, the book reveals how an important and growing aristocratic estate was managed, where the aristocrat at the centre of it - William Cavendish - travelled and how he spent his time, and how horses were one of the ...
Author: Peter Edwards
Through a study of horses, the book reveals how an important and growing aristocratic estate was managed, where the aristocrat at the centre of it - William Cavendish - travelled and how he spent his time, and how horses were one of the means by which he asserted his social status.
... all in Ellen's husband, Robert.31 As Michael Roberts has remarked, early modern 'household incomes ebbed and flowed ... This was reflected in
prosecutions: typically, one Cheshire horse-thief in 1648 was charged alongside men hailing ...
Author: Garthine Walker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An extended study of gender and crime in early modern England. It considers the ways in which criminal behaviour and perceptions of criminality were informed by ideas about gender and order, and explores their practical consequences for the men and women who were brought before the criminal courts. Dr Walker's innovative approach demonstrates that, contrary to received opinion, the law was often structured so as to make the treatment of women and men before the courts incommensurable. For the first time, early modern criminality is explored in terms of masculinity as well as femininity. Illuminating the interactions between gender and other categories such as class and civil war have implications not merely for the historiography of crime but for the social history of early modern England as a whole. This study therefore goes beyond conventional studies, and challenges hitherto accepted views of social interaction in the period.
One highly conspicuous source of combat often accompanied morris dancing in
the form of hobby-horses, men wearing horses' bodies about their middles. In
illustrations they look very much like two-legged centaurs. In most circumstances
Author: Bruce R. Smith
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Journeying into the sound-worlds of Shakespeare's contemporaries, this text explores the physical aspects of human speech and the surrounding environment, as well as social and political structures.
The Chancellor before the law is like a man before the monumental ancient chalk
drawing of the white horse: In my ... “for the lawe of man is made principally to
cause the people to kepe the 64 The Culture of Equity in Early Modern England.
Author: Mark Fortier
Category: Literary Criticism
Elizabeth and James, Sidney, Spenser, and Shakespeare, Bacon and Ellesmere, Perkins and Laud, Milton and Hobbes-this begins a list of early modern luminaries who write on 'equity'. In this study Mark Fortier addresses the concept of equity from early in the sixteenth century until 1660, drawing on the work of lawyers, jurists, politicians, kings and parliamentarians, theologians and divines, poets, dramatists, colonists and imperialists, radicals, royalists, and those who argue on gender issues. He examines how writers in all these groups make use of the word equity and its attendant notions. Equity, he argues, is a powerful concept in the period; he analyses how notions of equity play a prominent part in discourses that have or seek to have influence on major social conflicts and issues in early modern England. Fortier here maps the actual and extensive presence of equity in the intellectual life of early modern England. In so doing, he reveals how equity itself acts as an umbrella term for a wide array of ideas, which defeats any attempt to limit narrowly the meaning of the term. He argues instead that there is in early modern England a distinct and striking culture of equity characterized and strengthened by the diversity of its genealogy and its applications. This culture manifests itself, inter alia, in the following major ways: as a basic component, grounded in the old and new testaments, of a model for Christian society; as the justification for a justice system over and above the common law; as an imperative for royal prerogative; as a free ranging subject for poetry and drama; as a nascent grounding for broadly cast social justice; as a rallying cry for revolution and individual rights and freedoms. Working from an empirical account of the many meanings of equity over time, the author moves from a historical understanding of equity to a theorization of equity in its multiplicity. A profoundly literary study, this book also touches on matters of legal an
Horse-theftwas rarely opportunistic but almost always planned. In fact, dealers
sometimes engaged in a mixture of legitimate and illegitimate dealings. The
wives of such men, and other family members, were likely to have been well
aware of ...
Author: Helen Berry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
2007 assessment of the most important research published in the past three decades on the English family.
Horses in early modern England : for Service , for Pleasure , for Power In an early
and rather rambling essay on War Horses ... 2 Horses were as indispensable to men as is the car , the lorry , and tractor today , and their companionship in toil ...
The 1578 conflict's importance to early modern England is addressed in the
introductory material to Charles Edelman's edition of the related Renaissance
plays, The Battle of Alcazar and Captain Thomas Stukeley, Charles Edelman, ed.
, The ...
Author: Kevin De Ornellas
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Criticism
This book digs deep into English Renaissance culture to interrogate representations of horses in the period: it is argues that, ultimately, the horse was a byword for the subjugated and repressed: to be metaphorically like a horse in early modern England is to be bridled, tamed, and curbed.
For discussion of this in Europe , see Peter Edwards , Horse and Man in Early Modern England ( London , 2007 ) , 84-88 . 54. This is evident in the annual
census returns for the colony , in which the horses and guns owned by free
Author: Richard Bessel
Publisher: War, Culture and Society
The imperial warfare of the period 1770-1830, including the American wars of independence and the Napoleonic wars, affected every continent. Covering southern India, the Caribbean, North and South America, and southern Africa, this volume explores the impact of revolutionary wars and how people's identities were shaped by their experiences.
... horses to early modern human history , to the development of England as a
war and mercantile power , to the changing definitions of nature and evolving
ideas of what it means to be human , will find Horse and Man in Early Modern England ...
Horse and man in early modern England . Hambledon Continuum , 2007. 340p
bibl index ; ISBN 9781852854805 , $ 49.95 Edwards ( Univ . of Roehampton )
has written a fascinating if somewhat diffuse study of virtually every aspect of the
Author: Assistant Professor in the Arts and Science Program Sara MendelsonPublish On: 1998
262 Sexual imagery commonly depicted the man as the rider , the woman as the horse . 263 Eels , like women , were slippery , impossible to catch or control . 204
Comparing women to monkeys suggested the inanity of female chatter , women ...
Author: Assistant Professor in the Arts and Science Program Sara Mendelson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
What was life like for ordinary women who lived in Tudor and Stuart England? This fascinating book provides a frank account of the daily experiences of these women, using first-hand sources such as letters, diaries, and household accounts.
When travel by water did not suffice , a convenient horse provided a welcome
sight for harried bureaucrats . ... for I can get none here for no money , and the
king would have every man to get them horse and harness , and I would loath to
Author: Charles Carlton
A book written in honour of the Tudor historian Joe Salvin with contributions from 14 highly regarded scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. It covers the interplay between the state, sovereign and society suitable for students and academics interested in early modern English history.
... could scarcely fail to see a deep - rooted difference between the rationality of
the poor and that of the men of some property . ... 934 The servant no more owns
the turfs he cuts than the horse owns the grass 38 Carole Pateman , The Sexual
Contract ... Quoted by Macpherson , Possessive Individualism , 215 . for hocke ,
not eveyone is self - owny AL 26 Playwrights and Plagiarists in Early Modern England.
Author: Laura Jean Rosenthal
Passage of the first copyright law in 1710 marked a radical change in the perception of authorship. According to Laura J. Rosenthal, the new construction of the author as the owner of literary property bore different consequences for women than for men, for amateurs than for professionals, and for playwrights than for other authors. Rosenthal explores distinctions between legitimate and illegitimate forms of literary appropriation in drama from 1650 to 1730. In considering the alleged plagiarists Margaret Cavendish (the Duchess of Newcastle), Aphra Behn, John Dryden, Colley Cibber, and Susanna Centlivre, Rosenthal maintains that accusations had less to do with the degree of repetition in texts than with the gender of the authors and the cultural location of the plays. Questions of literary property, then, became not just legal matters but part of a discourse aimed at conferring or withholding cultural authority. Struggles over literary property must be seen in the context of competing conceptions of property in general, Rosenthal asserts, and she shows how both Filmerian and Lockean models gender the position of the owner. Drawing on feminist theory and from scholarship in history, philosophy, and political science, Rosenthal debates the relationship between women and property in modern England. Gender and class, she contends, continue to influence judgments as to what stories a playwright can own or use, as to whom critics praise as heirs to Shakespeare and Jonson, and as to whom they damn as plagiarists.
To own four or five loom seats was a rarity ; three was as many as most men
could aspire to . ... and the greate parte of them neither getteth corne nor hable to
kepe a horse to carry woolles , nor yet to buy muche wooll at once ; but hathe
Author: Eric Kerridge
Publisher: Manchester, UK ; Dover, N.H. : Manchester University Press
26 Perhaps some of these horses formed part of the rebel troop of thirty horse
which escorted Lord Willoughby ' s ... Francis Barnard of Akenham , and Francis
and Edmund Jermy of Brightwell — but these men were by no means small fry .
... Horse and Man in Early Modern England ( 2007 ) . 93. See M. M. Reese , The
Royal Office of the Master of the Horse ( 1976 ) , 114-45 . 94. The queen's
saddler would have fulfilled a similar role for each of Henry VIII's wives and he
Again Cavendish underscores her materialist metaphysics ; death levels both man and horse , for “ All in death lay , by Fortune they were cast / And Nature to
new formes goes on in hast ; / . . . in death , all beasts alike there meet " ( 153 –
56 ) .
Author: Carlene E Stephens
This book provides a varied and rich array of perspectives on a wide range of early modern English social roles and relationships as well as cultural norms and areas of contestation. It demonstrates the many ways in which the attitudes and activities that pertain to the domestic sphere are not in any way peripheral to the study of the period -- domestic arrangements are political arrangements. This rich collection of 11 essays illuminates the many ways in which the domestic sphere served as a stage for playing out the pressing questions that perplexed the writers and thinkers of early modern England -- questions about family (householding, marriage, children and parenting), as well as questions about emerging political realities. While 'home' may seem to invoke blood ties-the mother with a child at her breast or siblings at play -- it is finally the bonds that replace blood that demand the mythos of domestic arrangements in all their variety -- from the legal, social, economic and cultural ties of marriage, sealed by the exchange of women from man to man and house to house, to the relationships of stepparents and stepchildren, to the even more tenuous ties that bind class to class and citizen to citizen.
A husbandman called Richard Parks , who had just returned from London , heard
about the letter from a friend called Richard Cross and asked him ... He claimed
to have arrived in London on 18 November and the next day to have had a
conversation at ' the Horse Head in Cheap ' in ... The circulation of these ideas , it
is true , was not ' public ' in a The politics of the public sphere in early modern England.
Author: Peter Lake
Includes contributions from key early modern historians, this book uses and critiques the notion of the public sphere to produce a new account of England in the post-reformation period from the 1530s to the early eighteenth century. Makes a substantive contribution to the historiography of early modern England.