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What's new: May 2021

This month's update adds eighteen lives focused on Early Modern Women and particularly on the adaptions of underground catholic lay culture in the face of religious turbulence and persecution in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Read the introduction here.

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Dudley [née Guildford], Jane, duchess of Northumberland (1508/9–1555), courtier and noblewoman

 Jane was the wife of John Dudley, duke of Northumberland, and centrally involved in his attempt to put Lady Jane Grey on the throne following the death of Edward VI. After Northumberland’s fall she tirelessly campaigned for pardons and freedom for her surviving sons.

 

 

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MAY 13, 2021

What's New: May 2021

This month's update adds eighteen lives focused on Early Modern Women and particularly on the adaptions of underground catholic lay culture in the face of religious turbulence and persecution in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Read the introduction here.

APRIL 7, 2021

What's New: April 2021

The month’s update adds twelve new lives, featuring six key figures in the history of dyslexia, who laid the scientific grounds for its identification as a learning disorder and pioneered its treatment, introduced by Margaret J. Snowling. There are also new biographies of four nurses, a midwife, and an athletics coach. Read the introduction here.

MARCH 11, 2021

What's New: March 2021

This month’s update adds five new lives: a fourteenth-century master mason who worked on England’s cathedrals; an Italian tutor and a Dutch goldsmith at the Tudor court; and two contractors who rebuilt London churches after the great fire of 1666. Read the introduction here.