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Member News

June 13, 2024

The pre-order sales have begun for Erin Fetterly's new book! Published by Pen and Sword, Women Who Kill: A History of Britain's Most Dangerous Women dives into the history of female crime in Britain and puts a spotlight on female murderers from the 14th century to the 20th century. You can pre-order copies from the Pen and Sword website.

May 28, 2024

Lisa Cody's article, "'Marriage is No Protection for Crime': Coverture, Sex, and Marital Rape in Eighteenth-Century England," was awarded the 2024 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies James L. Clifford Prize. Press release available here.

May 27, 2024

Leslie Howsam's new book Eliza Orme's Ambitions: Politics and the Law in Victorian London is about a little-known feminist leader who studied law in the 1870s and 80s, earning an LL.B. She was excluded from formal practice but worked as a conveyancer, engaged in Home Rule politics, and headed up a subcommittee of the 1892 Royal Commission on Labour. It is now available open access.

May 9, 2024

The Lewis Walpole Library is delighted to announce the following recipients of Fellowships and Travel Grants for 2024-25. You can read the list of awardees here.

February 22, 2024

Reflections on British Royalty: Mass Observation and the Monarchy, 1937-2022, edited by Jennifer Purcell and Fiona Courage, is now available through Bloomsbury Academic Press.

February 7, 2024

Erin Fetterly's latest article on the History With Jackson blog discusses the curious and intriguing world of early modern medicinal ingredients.

February 7, 2024

Congratulations to NACBS members Rachel Weil and Christopher Bischof for receiving NEH Grants! Rachel will use the grant for research and writing leading to a book exploring the nature of imprisonment in England from 1550 to 1800. Christopher will use the grant for research and writing leading to a book on post-slavery social and economic policies in the British West Indies, 1823 to 1865.

January 29, 2024

Agents of European overseas empires: Private colonisers, 1450-1800, edited by L.H. Roper (, Elodie Peyrol-Kleiber, Bertrand Van Ruymbeke, and Agnes Delahaye is now available through Manchester University Press.

November 7, 2023

A 3rd edition of the popular 20th Century Britain: economic, cultural and social change (eds Nicole Robertson, John Singleton and Avram Taylor) has recently been published. Written by leading academics, this collection provides an essential guide to current academic thinking on the most important elements of modern British history.

September 1, 2023

Stephanie Barczewski recently published How the Country House Became English with Reaktion Books/University of Chicago Press.

How the Country House Became English was recently featured on the New Books Network podcast. You can check it out here.

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