The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early by Andrew Hadfield, Matthew Dimmock, Abigail Shinn

By Andrew Hadfield, Matthew Dimmock, Abigail Shinn

The Ashgate study significant other to pop culture in Early smooth England is a accomplished, interdisciplinary exam of present examine on pop culture within the early glossy period. For the 1st time a close but wide-ranging attention of the breadth and scope of early glossy pop culture in England is amassed in a single quantity, highlighting the interaction of 'low' and 'high' modes of cultural creation (while additionally wondering the validity of such terminology). The authors research how pop culture impacted upon people's daily lives in the course of the interval, aiding to outline how participants and teams skilled the realm. matters as disparate as renowned studying cultures, video games, foods and drinks, time, textiles, non secular trust and superstition, and the functionality of gala's and rituals are mentioned. This examine better half should be a necessary source for students and scholars of early glossy background and tradition.

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R. Elton (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982), pp. 369–91, at p. 383. 19 John Morrill, ‘Review Article: Reconstructing the History of Early Stuart Parliaments’, Archives 21 (1994), 67–72, and ‘Getting over D’Ewes’, Parliamentary History 15:2 (1996), 221–30. 20 Chris R. Kyle, Theater of State: Parliament and Political Culture in Early Stuart England (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012), pp. 36–55, 63. 21 Samuel Ward, A Coal from the Altar, to kindle the holy fire of Zeale (London, 1615), F3r at p.

II, pp. 99, 106, 109. 15 16 R e co v e r i n g S p e e c h A cts attempt a verbatim record of proceedings and should not be regarded as a seventeenthcentury equivalent of Hansard. 17 Historians have learned to be cautious in using these sources. H. 19 The modern scholarly editions of Proceedings in Parliament published by the Yale Center for Parliamentary History, in which all the available sources are laid out alongside each other for comparison, have made this task a great deal easier. But even if we could be certain that we had an accurate record of what was said in Parliament, some aspects of the oral event would still elude our grasp.

Miranda Chaytor, in a pioneering study of rape narratives in seventeenth-century assize records, argued that when women came forward to lay information against their attackers, the magistrate or assize clerk would have written down their testimony precisely as dictated, ‘changing nothing and omitting nothing’. 50 Chaytor’s article is admirable in its attention to textual detail, but makes some questionable assumptions about the legal process, particularly in asserting that female plaintiffs were largely ignorant of the law and therefore did not construct their testimony with a view to securing a conviction.

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