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sotonDH Small Grants: Introducing ‘Mapping Libel Performance in Early Modern Devon’

Accounts of early modern libel survive in the Star Chamber records, from which I have transcribed the Devon cases; these libels, I argue, should be seen as public performances and analysed in light of this. Having received a SotonDH grant, work has begun on a digital mapping resource which aims to present instances of performance-based libel from the county of Devon alongside key features of the contemporary landscape in order to demonstrate their performance nature. Continue reading →