‘Ruby, who worked with Prof Hopkins’: papers of Ruby Leader, Animal Technician in the Department of Biochemistry

Biochemistry is particularly strongly represented in the University Library’s modern science archive holdings. The Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts holds the personal paper collections of a number […]

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Rank rogues and errant thieves: slander and defamation in the Isle of Ely

… ‘base beggarly rogue’, ‘false perjurer’, ‘knave and rascal’, ‘errant thief’, ‘pick-pocket, cheating whore and cut-purse’, ‘forsworn man’, ‘witch’, ‘night-walker’, ‘rank rogue’ …  At first glance the insults listed above may have been lifted directly from one of Shakespeare’s […]

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