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The Extraordinary and the Everyday in Early Modern England

Essays in Celebration of the Work of Bernard Capp

  • Angela McShane
  • Garthine Walker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: The Extraordinary and the Everyday in Early Modern England

  3. The Extraordinary in the Everyday

  4. The Everyday in the Extraordinary

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 246-254

About this book


A fascinating collection of essays by renowned and emerging scholars exploring how everyday matters from farting to friendship reveal extraordinary aspects of early modern life, while seemingly exceptional acts and beliefs – such as those of ghosts, prophecies, and cannibalism – illuminate something of the routine experience of ordinary people.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Angela McShane
    • 1
  • Garthine Walker
    • 2
  1. 1.Victoria and Albert MuseumLondonUK
  2. 2.Cardiff UniversityCardiffUK

About the editors

CATHERINE ARMSTRONG Lecturer in American History, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK ANTHONY FLETCHER Professor Emeritus of Social History, the University of London, UK PAUL GRIFFITHS Assistant Professor of Early Modern English Social and Cultural History, Iowa State University, USA STEVE HINDLE Professor of History, the University of Warwick, UK RALPH HOULBROOKE former Professor of Early Modern History, the University of Reading, UK PETER MARSHALL Professor of History, the University of Warwick, UK ANGELA MCSHANE Tutor in Graduate Studies (1600-1800), the Victoria and Albert Museum/Royal College of Art, UK DARRYL OGIER States of Guernsey Archivist, UK DARREN OLDRIDGE Lecturer in History, the University of Worcester, UK TIM REINKE-WILLIAMS Lecturer in Economic and Social History, the University of Nottingham, UK KEITH THOMAS Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford, UK DAVID M. TURNER Senior Lecturer in History, Swansea University, UK ALEXANDRA WALSHAM Professor of Reformation History, the University of Exeter, UK GARTHINE WALKER Senior Lecturer in History, Cardiff University, UK

Bibliographic information


'Overall this volume is distinguished by a number of substantial studies, while all the essays at least yield interesting insights and raise intriguing possibilities. They make a fitting tribute.' - Martin Ingram, Brasenose College, Oxford, English Historical Review