New work on petitioning by early career researchers

Over the first half of this year, the Many-Headed Monster – an early modern history blog – published twenty-five short pieces by early career scholars. These addressed topics that ranged widely from witchcraft and ghosts to apothecaries and barbecues, as you can see on the main table of contents.

However, one type of source turned up remarkably often in these posts: petitions. It has been wonderful to see these early career researchers using petitions to understand early modern society, so we decided to highlight these five posts here:

The Humble Petition of Divers Well-Affected Women (London, 1649), discussed in Robert Daniel’s post

There has also been some work on petitioning that has appeared elsewhere over the last few months:

Happy reading!