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Dr Helen Johnston, University of Hull
Professor Heather Shore, Leeds Beckett University

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On Friday it was the 200th anniversary of the trial of the #BossofBethnalGreen. My piece to commemorate, via @thegentleauthor
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ELIZABETH FROST: charged by her lord & husband w/ incontinence. The henpecked master swore the wife of his bosom constantly deserted the connubial couch & resorted to infamous houses where she distributed her favours liberally to the best bidder. #OzHist

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Wonderful to visit the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct today, with restoration work already underway on this important site of Australian social history @femalefactoryOL @parradiscovery

Criminal Herstories local history display plus a couple of textile pieces begins its tour of Staffordshire libraries. Full exhibition starts a 12 month tour at Festival of Quilts in August. https://t.co/0uXOox1Z9h

#Devon #Constabulary #Police House. The #plaque contained a slider and as the #Constables moved, they took their number to the new house

A nice smuggling reference from 1783 , the name of the smuggler "The Washington" might betray the smugglers Republican sympathies. "Pierced for 16 guns" means 16 gun ports. Vessels often intimidated enemies by having more gun ports than actual guns on board.

‘She looked wild’: Infanticide and insanity in nineteenth-century Victoria https://t.co/KucV5VwDI4

Mrs HOWELL brought up her assigned servant MARY EDWARDS for having absented herself from service, & this being the 3rd offence of similar depravity, the mistress did not entertain any particular wish that MOLLY should “pleat” or “clear-starch” any more.

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