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Spinsters with land in early modern England: inheritance, possession and use (2019)
Book Chapter
Spicksley, J. (2019). Spinsters with land in early modern England: inheritance, possession and use. In A. L. Capern, B. McDonagh, & J. Aston (Eds.), Women and the Land 1500-1900 (51-76). Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781787445208.003

This chapter offers an analysis of the land that was held by spinsters in England from the mid-sixteenth to the end of the seventeenth century. Although our knowledge of landholding by women is increasing, there is little published work on the amount... Read More about Spinsters with land in early modern England: inheritance, possession and use.

Gender, property and succession in the early modern English aristocracy: the case of Martha Janes and her illegitimate children (2019)
Journal Article
Worthen, H., McDonagh, B., & Capern, A. (2019). Gender, property and succession in the early modern English aristocracy: the case of Martha Janes and her illegitimate children. Women's History Review, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2019.1696414

This article addresses the boundaries of female power within early modern aristocratic families. It examines the family arrangements of Lord Emmanuel Scroop whose marriage to Elizabeth Manners was childless. The research sets out to uncover Lord Scro... Read More about Gender, property and succession in the early modern English aristocracy: the case of Martha Janes and her illegitimate children.

Landscape, territory and common rights in medieval East Yorkshire (2019)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. (2019). Landscape, territory and common rights in medieval East Yorkshire. Landscape History, 40(2), 77-100. https://doi.org/10.1080/01433768.2020.1676043

The paper examines issues of landscape, territory and common rights, with specific reference to the multi-township, multi-manor parish of Burton Agnes in the north-east Yorkshire Wolds. Burton was a territorial unit of considerable antiquity which su... Read More about Landscape, territory and common rights in medieval East Yorkshire.

Disobedient Objects: material readings of enclosure protest in sixteenth-century (2019)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. (in press). Disobedient Objects: material readings of enclosure protest in sixteenth-century. Journal of Medieval History,

Responding to calls for scholars to address ‘material worlds’ in our analyses of protests past, the paper examines the more-than-human historical geographies of enclosure and enclosure protest in sixteenth-century England. It argues that negotiating... Read More about Disobedient Objects: material readings of enclosure protest in sixteenth-century.

More than bricks and mortar: Female property ownership as economic strategy in mid-nineteenth-century urban England (2019)
Journal Article
Aston, J., Capern, A., & McDonagh, B. (2019). More than bricks and mortar: Female property ownership as economic strategy in mid-nineteenth-century urban England. Urban history, 46(4), 695-721. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963926819000142

Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2019Â. This article uses a quantitative and qualitative methodology to examine the role that women played as property owners in three mid-nineteenth-century English towns. Using data from the previously under-ut... Read More about More than bricks and mortar: Female property ownership as economic strategy in mid-nineteenth-century urban England.

Feminist historical geographies: doing and being (2018)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. (2018). Feminist historical geographies: doing and being. Gender, Place and Culture, 25(11), 1563-1578. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2018.1552122

As part of GPC’s 25-year anniversary celebrations, this article explores possibilities and prospects for feminist historical geographies and geographers. Here I define feminist historical geography as scholarship which asks geographical questions of... Read More about Feminist historical geographies: doing and being.

Landscape, memory and protest in the midlands rising of 1607 (2018)
Book Chapter
McDonagh, B., & Rodda, J. (2018). Landscape, memory and protest in the midlands rising of 1607. In C. J. Griffin, & B. McDonagh (Eds.), Remembering Protest in Britain since 1500 (53-79). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74243-4_3

In the early summer of 1607, a large group of perhaps as many as a thousand men, women and children assembled at Newton (Northamptonshire) and began digging up hedges. The hedges surrounded enclosures recently put in place by the local landowner, Tho... Read More about Landscape, memory and protest in the midlands rising of 1607.

Remembering protest (2018)
Book Chapter
Griffin, C. J., & McDonagh, B. (2018). Remembering protest. In C. J. Griffin, & B. McDonagh (Eds.), Remembering Protest in Britain since 1500 : Memory, Materiality and the Landscape (1-23). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74243-4_1

This book is about protest and the multiple and contested ways it is remembered, about the work protest memories do and the uses of the past in the (historical) present. While several chapters speak to the present en passant, it is not a study of the... Read More about Remembering protest.

Remembering protest in Britain since 1500: Memory, materiality and the landscape (2018)
Book
Griffin, C. J., & McDonagh, B. (Eds.). (2018). Remembering protest in Britain since 1500: Memory, materiality and the landscape. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74243-4

This book offers the first systematic study of the multiple and contested ways in which protest is remembered. Drawing on work in social and cultural history, cultural and historical geography, psychology, anthropology, critical heritage studies, and... Read More about Remembering protest in Britain since 1500: Memory, materiality and the landscape.

Elite women and the agricultural landscape, 1700–1830 (2017)
Book
McDonagh, B. (2017). Elite women and the agricultural landscape, 1700–1830. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315579078

Social and economic histories of the long eighteenth century have largely ignored women as a class of landowners and improvers. 1700 to 1830 was a period in which the landscape of large swathes of the English Midlands was reshaped – both materially a... Read More about Elite women and the agricultural landscape, 1700–1830.

Hull: Culture, History, Place (2017)
Book
Starkey, D., Atkinson, D., McDonagh, B., McKeon, S., & Salter, E. (Eds.). (2017). Hull: Culture, History, Place. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press

From its earliest origins to the twenty-first century, Hull is a city that has been continually shaped by flows of people, commodities, ideas and trade. The result is a distinctive city with a longstanding, varied, proud and often remarkable history.... Read More about Hull: Culture, History, Place.

Dock Development 1778-1914 (2017)
Book Chapter
Wilcox, M. (2017). Dock Development 1778-1914. In D. J. Starkey, D. Atkinson, B. McDonagh, S. McKeon, & E. Salter (Eds.), Hull: Culture, history, place (117-144). Liverpool: Liverpool University Press

Trauma, resilience and utopianism in Second World War Hull (2017)
Book Chapter
Atkinson, D. (2017). Trauma, resilience and utopianism in Second World War Hull. In D. Starkey, D. Atkinson, B. McDonagh, S. McKeon, & E. Salter (Eds.), Hull: culture, history, place (238-269). Liverpool: Liverpool University Press

Turf wars : conflict and cooperation in the management of Wallingfen (East Yorkshire), 1281-1781 (2016)
Journal Article
Crouch, D., & McDonagh, B. (2016). Turf wars : conflict and cooperation in the management of Wallingfen (East Yorkshire), 1281-1781. The Agricultural history review, 64(2), 133-156

This paper explores the origins and management of Wallingfen, a large tract of waterlogged marshes and carrs near Howden in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Subject to annual flooding throughout much of its history, the area was utilized by the surround... Read More about Turf wars : conflict and cooperation in the management of Wallingfen (East Yorkshire), 1281-1781.

Occupy! Historical geographies of property, protest and the commons, 1500-1850 (2016)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B., & Griffin, C. J. (2016). Occupy! Historical geographies of property, protest and the commons, 1500-1850. Journal of Historical Geography, 53, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2016.03.002

This paper examines issues surrounding protest, trespass and occupation - brought to the fore as a result both of recent social movements including the global Occupy movement and of emerging critical discourses about so-called ‘new enclosures’ - thro... Read More about Occupy! Historical geographies of property, protest and the commons, 1500-1850.

Fragments from a medieval archive: the life and death of Sir Robert Constable (2013)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. (2013). Fragments from a medieval archive: the life and death of Sir Robert Constable. Journal of Historical Geography, 42(Oct 2013), 50-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2013.06.002

This article asks what we can know of historical individuals in pre-Reformation England. While recognizing the challenges of writing medieval biography, it points to the opportunities offered by a range of under-utilized sources for engaging both wit... Read More about Fragments from a medieval archive: the life and death of Sir Robert Constable.

Making and breaking property: Negotiating enclosure and common rights in sixteenth-century england (2013)
Journal Article
McDonagh, B. (2013). Making and breaking property: Negotiating enclosure and common rights in sixteenth-century england. History workshop journal : HWJ, 76(1), 32-56. https://doi.org/10.1093/hwj/dbs054

This paper explores the making – and breaking – of property in early sixteenth-century England, examining the range of strategies available to those engaged in negotiating and resisting enclosure, common rights and land-use change. It interrogates th... Read More about Making and breaking property: Negotiating enclosure and common rights in sixteenth-century england.

Parliamentary enclosure, vermin and the cultural life of English parishes, 1750-1850 (2013)
Journal Article
Cragoe, M., & McDonagh, B. (2013). Parliamentary enclosure, vermin and the cultural life of English parishes, 1750-1850. Continuity and Change, 28(1), 27-50. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0268416013000118

This article explores the impact of parliamentary enclosure on the cultural life of English villages after 1750. It focuses on parish-sponsored vermin control, arguing that the popular 'hunting' sanctioned by parish vestries under Tudor legislation,... Read More about Parliamentary enclosure, vermin and the cultural life of English parishes, 1750-1850.