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A Great Electioneer and His Motives Reconsidered: The 4th Duke of Newcastle (2019)
Journal Article
Gaunt, R. A. (in press). A Great Electioneer and His Motives Reconsidered: The 4th Duke of Newcastle. Parliamentary History,

The fourth duke of Newcastle (1785-1851) is recognised as one of the most prominent peers with electoral influence in early-19 th century Britain. This article considers the way in which he deployed that influence and the purposes to which it was tur... Read More

"Not a particularly happy expression": "Malayanization" and the China threat in Britain's late-colonial Southeast Asian territories (2019)
Journal Article
Taylor, J. E. (2019). "Not a particularly happy expression": "Malayanization" and the China threat in Britain's late-colonial Southeast Asian territories. Journal of Asian Studies, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021911819000561

Drawing on archival sources in Britain, Singapore, Malaysia, and the United States, this article explores late-colonial anxieties about the influence of Chinese nationalism in Malaya (and especially among students in Chinese-medium schools) in the le... Read More

The Historical Presidency: “An ethnic presence in the White House?” Ethnicity, identity politics, and the presidency in the 1970s (2019)
Journal Article
Merton, J. (2019). The Historical Presidency: β€œAn ethnic presence in the White House?” Ethnicity, identity politics, and the presidency in the 1970s. Presidential Studies Quarterly, doi:10.1111/psq.12580

This paper excavates the relationship between the presidency and an emergent white, European ‘ethnic’ identity politics during the 1970s. Rather than a response to cultural drift or backlash politics, presidential efforts to harness ‘ethnic’ identity... Read More

County and Community in Medieval England (2019)
Journal Article
Dodd, G. (2019). County and Community in Medieval England. English Historical Review, 134(569), 777–820. https://doi.org/10.1093/ehr/cez187

The following are two typical 'county community' petitions from the first half of the fourteenth century, presented in the parliaments of 1322 and 1344 respectively: 1. To our lord the king and to his council, the community of the county of Lincolnsh... Read More

The 'occupied lens' in wartime China: portrait photography in the service of Chinese collaboration, 1939-1945 (2019)
Journal Article
Taylor, J. E. (in press). The 'occupied lens' in wartime China: portrait photography in the service of Chinese collaboration, 1939-1945. History of Photography,

This paper explores the importance of portrait photography to the wartime collaborationist regime of Wang Jingwei, which governed parts of Japanese-occupied China from 1940 to 1945. It demonstrates how, for a combination of practical, political and c... Read More

Female merchants? Women, debt and trade in later medieval England, 1266-1532 (2019)
Journal Article
Goddard, R. (2019). Female merchants? Women, debt and trade in later medieval England, 1266-1532. Journal of British Studies, 58(3), 494-518. doi:10.1017/jbr.2019.4

This article examines English women who were engaged in wholesale long-distance or international trade in the later Middle Ages. These women made up only a small proportion of English merchants, averaging about 3 to 4 percent of the mercantile popula... Read More

Trust: Business networks and the borough court (2019)
Book Chapter
GODDARD, R. (2019). Trust: Business networks and the borough court. In R. Goddard, & T. Phipps (Eds.), Town courts and urban society in late medieval England, 1250-1500, 176-99. Boydell and Brewer

Kinship, property relations, and the survival of double monasteries in the Eastern Church (2019)
Journal Article
Sharipova, L. (2019). Kinship, property relations, and the survival of double monasteries in the Eastern Church. Historical Journal, 1-23. doi:10.1017/S0018246X19000219

The article examines the enduring phenomenon of double monasticism, the type of religious organisation, whereby a single monastic unit combined a male and a female communities that followed the same rule, recognised the authority of the same superior... Read More

Fixing the membership of the Lords and Commons: Sir John Cam Hobhouse and the Nottingham by-election, 1834 (2019)
Journal Article
Beckett, J. (in press). Fixing the membership of the Lords and Commons: Sir John Cam Hobhouse and the Nottingham by-election, 1834. Parliamentary History,

When Melbourne replaced Grey in 1834 he looked to recruit men with experience to join his government. He enlisted Sir John Cam Hobhouse, but Hobhouse needed a seat in the Commons. This was achieved by a Writ of Acceleration whereby Viscount Duncannon... Read More

'Things given and granted her': Prayer Beads and Property in Late Medieval England (2019)
Journal Article
Marchbank, A. (in press). 'Things given and granted her': Prayer Beads and Property in Late Medieval England. The Mediaeval Journal,

Prayer beads have often been associated with women or a gendered form of piety, but little work has been done on exploring why this assumption has been made, or why and how the link was perpetuated. This article not only uses statistics to substantia... Read More

'That rather sinful city of London': the coal miner, the city and the country in the British cultural imagination c. 1969-2014 (2019)
Journal Article
Arnold, J. (2019). 'That rather sinful city of London': the coal miner, the city and the country in the British cultural imagination c. 1969-2014. Urban History, doi:10.1017/S0963926819000555

The article proceeds from the observation that in the contemporary British cultural imagination, the figure of the coal miner tends to be presented as the embodiment of anti-urban and organicist qualities that in continental Europe are more commonly... Read More