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Are you excited for
? A total solar
has always been a big event and Alice Thornton (1626-1707) wrote about her experience in 1652. While you are waiting for the big moment, have a read of this post by our project postdoc, Jo Edge: https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2022-10-25-black-monday-solar-eclipse-1652/
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A shift from agricultural employment to manufacturing accelerated a century before the steam engine & the boom in coal usage: intriguing findings from 20 years of archival research in England & Wales.

New technologies? (eg in printing?) The ideas thus spreading? Hard-working immigrants? Any ideas here for an energy-efficient but prosperous future?

https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/nation-of-makers-industrial-britain
https://www.economiespast.org/

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    @Judeet88 I see Wikipedia's list of 17th century inventions includes the barometer, corkscrew, piano, reflecting telescope, and slide rule - niche, but certainly requiring well-kitted workshops. The site also has a list of "17th century English people by occupation", including 7 notable inventors, 9 scientists, 10 engineers, 260 medical doctors & 182 "businesspeople"...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:17th-century_English_people_by_occupation
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    Diagrams of a wood and metal instrument, with the components labelled. This is Gascoigne's micrometer, drawn by Robert Hooke who used it to calculate the size of comets and other celestial bodies.

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    Here's our final Alice Thornton's Books project post for . Jessica Malay, expert on Lady Anne Clifford, compares the two women's lives and writings and reflects on her own journey. https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2024-03-28-anne-clifford-and-thornton/ @litodons @histodons @histodon @earlymodern

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    It's
    and we've a new blog post for
    . What did Alice Thornton (1626-1707) look like? Creative writer Eleanor Thom discusses lost portraits and out own imagined versions. https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2024-03-08-imagined-alices/ @histodons @histodon @litodons @earlymodern

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    "Cornelis Claesz van Wieringen: The Spanish Armada off the English coast". @earlymodern

    attribution: Cornelis Claesz van Wieringen, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Page URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Spanish_Armada_off_the_English_Coast_in_1588_(by_Cornelis_Claesz_van_Wieringen)_-_Rijksmuseum,_Amsterdam_(SK-A-1629).jpg

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    Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom: Dutch ships ramming Spanish galleys off the English coast, 3 October 1602. @earlymodern

    attribution: Rijksmuseum, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Page URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hollandse_schepen_overzeilen_Spaanse_galeien_onder_de_Engelse_kust,_3_ok

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    The Alice Thornton's Books project is marking

    with weekly blog posts. The first one is by project postdoc Jo Edge who invites you to witness a friendship as epic as Thelma and Louise. It's Thornton and her maid Daphne.
    https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2024-03-01-alice-and-daphne/
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    It's nearly the end of the month so time for a last share of my Alice Thornton anniversary blog post: February is the 317th anniversary of her burial and the 398th anniversary of her birth. Here's a decade by decade round up using documents from English and Irish archives and libraries.
    https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2024-02-01-AnniversaryBlog/
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    Dark Brilliance: The Age of Reason From Descartes to Peter the Great by Paul Strathern

    During the 1600s, between the end of the Renaissance and the start of the Enlightenment, Europe lived through an era known as the Age of Reason. This was a revolutionary period which saw great advances in areas such as art, science, philosophy, political theory and economics.

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    "I show that differentials in the early documents are introduced by geometric arguments, lacking dynamic meaning; however in hindsight can a dynamic meaning be recognized in them."

    Dias, P.M.C., 2023. Isaac Newton’s early documents on circular motion: can the dynamic reasoning in the “Principia” be found in them?. Rev. Bras. Ensino Fís. 45, e20230263.. https://doi.org/10.1590/1806-9126-RBEF-2023-0263 @science @physics

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    Orlando Gibbons: Nunc Dimittis

    From George Wither's The Hymnes and Songs of the Church, 1623.

    Eleanor Cramer: soprano
    Robin Jeffrey: lute
    Alison Kinder: bass viol
    Tamsin Lewis: violin, alto
    Peter Willcock: bass

    Image: Rembrandt - Presentation at the Temple.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l57BE5qD86w&ab_channel=Passamezzo


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    30 Jan. 1649 Charles I was executed. For Alice Thornton, looking back on this c.1669, Charles I was a 'martyr' who was 'cruelly murdered by the hands of blasphemous rebels, his own subjects, at Whitehall, London' (Book 1). https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2023-01-27-last-days-charlesI/
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    "At the height of the Thirty Years War, news from South America, West Africa and the Caribbean was widespread and quickly distributed in the central European peripheries of the early modern Atlantic world. Despite the German retreat from sixteenth-century colonial experiments, overseas reports sometimes appeared in remote southern German towns before they were printed in Spain or the Low Countries."

    Johannes Müller, Globalizing the Thirty Years War: Early German Newspapers and their Geopolitical Perspective on the Atlantic World, German History, Volume 38, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 550–567, https://doi.org/10.1093/gerhis/ghaa018 @histodon @histodons @earlymodern

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    "At the height of the Thirty Years War, news from South America, West Africa and the Caribbean was widespread and quickly distributed in the central European peripheries of the early modern Atlantic world. Despite the German retreat from sixteenth-century colonial experiments, overseas reports sometimes appeared in remote southern German towns before they were printed in Spain or the Low Countries."

    Johannes Müller, Globalizing the Thirty Years War: Early German Newspapers and their Geopolitical Perspective on the Atlantic World, German History, Volume 38, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 550–567, https://doi.org/10.1093/gerhis/ghaa018 @histodon @histodons @earlymodern

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    Some for :
    Three anonymous wintry melodies from & Britain. In the fields in frost & snow - On the cold ground - Long cold nights.
    Alison Kinder: bass ,
    Eleanor Cramer: bass viol
    Richard de Winter: drum
    Tamsin Lewis: Renaissance
    Richard Mackenzie:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epun4iixbe4&ab_channel=Passamezzo
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    Evropa recens descripta : Blaeu, Joan, 1596-1673 https://archive.org/details/dr_evropa-recens-descripta-103831329 ~via @internetarchive @earlymodern

    credit: David Rumsey Map Collection, David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford Libraries.

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    Some remedies.
    A set of and from the Masque of , where quack doctors vie with each other to sell cures every conceivable ailment...

    This was performed twice in London in 1618. First at , and then at the Banqueting House in Whitehall for King James I.

    Emily Atkinson:
    Richard de Winter:
    Robin Jeffrey:
    Alison Kinder: bass
    Tamsin Lewis:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEwdS_V4s1s&ab_channel=Passamezzo

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    Passamezzo , to earlymodern group
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    It's bitterly cold today, so 17th Century broadside ballad describing how to Drive the Cold Winter Away seems appropriate...

    Eleanor Cramer: bass viol
    Richard de Winter: baritone
    Alison Kinder: recorders
    Tamsin Lewis: Renaissance violin
    Richard Mackenzie: lute

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnbUPnXIQSw&ab_channel=Passamezzo

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    passamezzo , to earlymodern group
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    Six of the Clocke.
    A description of the minutiae of daily life in early modern England.
    From Nicholas Breton's Fantasticks, 1626.

    Image: detail from 'Death and the rich man', Monogrammist AI, 1553.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWUKhOjRG-4&ab_channel=Passamezzo


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    passamezzo , to earlymodern group
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    In Tudor and Stuart times, gifts were given at New Year rather than at Christmas.
    Here is a musical New Year's Gift. It's an anonymous 17th Century dance of that name from Thomas Middleton's Inner Temple Masque, or Masque of Heroes, 1619.
    From BL Add. 10444
    Alison Kinder: bass viol
    Tamsin Lewis: violin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpY3yW1X4eQ&ab_channel=Passamezzo

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    We have a new most read post for 2023! Thank you for counting down to 2024 with Alice Thornton's Books, and we wish you a very Happy New Year. Our most read blog post is my 'A House Divided', about the Restoration of Charles II and a domestic quarrel. https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2022-09-12-a-house-divided/ @litodons @histodons @histodon

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    We're down to our top 3 blog posts in our countdown to 2024. You can look forward to the complete edition of Alice Thornton's books next year. Top blog post no. 3 will tell you more about it. Read 'Encoding Alice Thornton's Books' by @sharonhoward https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2022-08-25-encoding-alice-thorntons-books/
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    "Finally, basing our discussion in part on an examination of the reading marks that Newton left in the surviving copies of Hebrew grammars and lexicons that he owned, we will argue that his interest in Hebrew was not intended to achieve linguistic proficiency but remained limited to particular theological queries of singular concern."

    Joalland, M. and Mandelbrote, S. (2016) ‘Isaac Newton learns Hebrew: Samuel Johnson's Nova cubi Hebræi tabella’, Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science. Royal Society, 70(1), p. 9-21. doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsnr.2015.0055. @earlymodern @science @histodon @histodons

    attribution: Rijksmuseum, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Page URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portret_van_Isaac_Newton,_RP-P-OB-32.808.jpg

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    "Our understanding of early modern empire construction can thus be reshaped through an analysis that looks beyond intellectual, political and administrative origins towards the people who actually undertook the project of colonization. On the colonial frontier, we see European empires adopting military recruitment strategies from Europe — including forced conscription, convict transportation and a reliance on vagabonds and other ‘undesirables’ — yet the unique environment of the frontier changed the nature of this military service."

    Stephanie J. Mawson, Convicts or Conquistadores ? Spanish Soldiers in the Seventeenth-Century Pacific , Past & Present, Volume 232, Issue 1, August 2016, Pages 87–125, https://doi.org/10.1093/pastj/gtw008 @histodon @histodons @earlymodern

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