Archive for August, 2007

An Early Modern Rum Punch Recipe

Friday, August 24th, 2007

When Dr Hans Sloane visited Jamaica in the late 1680s he recorded recipes for local delicacies. Here, just in time for the Notting Hill Carnival, is his version of Jamaican Rum Punch – unfortunately he doesn’t give amounts but the basic ingredients are: ‘Rum, Water, Lime-juice, Sugar, and a little Nutmeg scrap’d on the top [...]

Raising Standards

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

A quick apology for the lack of recent posts…whether you’re on holiday, working on your dissertation, or raising the standard at Nottingham, all best wishes for the rest of the month of August. More early modern intelligence will follow in September!

Waterstone’s in Wood Green

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

This post hasn’t anything really to do the early modern history. But as dedicated readers of many books, I think we can appreciate the plea that follows! Kumari Salgado of the Facebook group SAVE THE LAST DECENT BOOKSHOP IN WOOD GREEN! writes: ‘In far North London we have a tragedy on our hands in that [...]

Harlots, Harridans and Heroines

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Here are some scenes from our walk with Karen Chester on 28 July 2007. A full report of all – or most of!- what we learned will appear in the Bulletin for Autumn. And, of course, we ended up in the pub! This time the splendid Blackfriar at Blackfriars.

Birkbeck Early Modern Society