Prompted by weddings being in the news, Alex Medcalf of the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary project has been looking at models of marriage in centuries past. Some were rather informal, and presumably didn't have any official status. But what is marriage 'by clog and shoe'? Is it what used to be called 'over the brush'? Alex would like to know! See her blog for the full story.
We've just heard news of the death of Peter Sawyer, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, at the age of 90. Peter joined Leeds University School of History in 1964, and was promoted to a chair six years...
Monday 09 July 2018
Can anyone help with this? Prof. Jim Fitzmaurice of the School of English, University of Sheffield, is looking for any surviving correspondence involving servants of Margaret and William Cavendish of Welbeck Abbey...
Sunday 01 July 2018
Calderdale Industrial Museum is a flagship for voluntary enterprise. After years (a decade?) of closure, Calderdale council handed it over to the CIMA trust. The museum has since been extensively refurbished and has now reopened, weekends...
Thursday 21 June 2018
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