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Explanations for death by suicide in northern Britain during the long eighteenth century
(2012-03) - Journal article
This article explores how professionals explicated and contextualised the deaths of their clients or subjects, delineated the relationship between madness and death, and advised and counselled families on the deaths of ...
A latent historiography? The case of psychiatry in Britain, 1500-1820
(2014-03) - Journal article
Both empirically and interpretively, extant histories of psychiatry reveal a vastly greater degree of difference among themselves than historical accounts of any other field. Scholarship focuses on the period after 1800 ...
Fact, truth, and the limits of sympathy : newspaper reporting of suicide in the north of England, c. 1750-1830
(2011-01) - Journal article
Custom in context : Medieval and Early Modern Scotland and England
(2011-05) - Journal article
Studying custom and its context gives unique insights into relations of property, production and law in a society. The first part of the article discusses meaning in Scotland, focusing on ‘custom as normative practice, ...
What did the Royal Almoner do in Britain and Ireland, c.1450-1700?
(2010-04) - Journal article
The late medieval and early modern royal almoner for England and Wales was an important figure, a senior cleric best documented as a court preacher who was the crown’s religious and moral face; prominent holders included ...
Church briefs in England and Wales from Elizabethan times to 1828
(2015) - Journal article
From Tudor times until the early nineteenth century, church or charity briefs were officially issued to individuals or groups who had suffered catastrophic financial losses, allowing them to solicit donations from a wide ...