Fragments is very pleased to be hosting the 64th edition of Early Modern Carnivalesque, a gathering of some of the most interesting blog posts from the early modern blogging community.
First up we have the fate of the Wedgewood Museum over at the award-winning Georgian London. Lucy Inglis considers the plight of the Wedgewood Collection, and its formation under artisan Josiah Wedgewood, who died in 1725.
*Odd fellows from Roy, at Early Modern Whale, who takes a look at the early modern Fortune Teller.
*‘My appetite is sick for want of a capacity to digest your favours.’ Women in Medieval and Early Modern History offer up some extraordinary early modern chat up lines.
From Iago to a villain of a different kind, Executed Today examines the hanging of pirate John Quelch.
Speaking of villains, cartoonist Ade Teal kindly provides us with caricatures of two early modern rogues:
On the other side of the Atlantic, Warren, artistic director of early modern music ensemble Magnificat, recently visited Spain, and reports back on the 18th century composer Martini’s enormous collection of music manuscripts and partbooks.
More printing, this time from the Two Nerdy History Girls, who witnessed the early modern printing process in action.
And Ben, at Res Obscura, has been getting to grips with some 17th century apothecary poetry.
Finally, here at Fragments, I’ve been exploring the last will and testament of Mr William Shakespeare, gent.