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Anna Field

Research student, History and Welsh History, School of History, Archaeology and Religion

I use pre-trial depositions, crime pamphlets, broadside ballads and printed trial summaries to argue that early modern people knew personal connections between offenders, victims and witnesses had an essential role in ascribing and distributing culpability for felony. Themes of emotional and physical intimacy came to the fore in accounts of many crimes, from murder to counterfeiting, and affected relationships both within and outside of the nuclear family.

Research interests

  • Crime
  • Gender
  • Emotion
  • Early Modern History


'Intimate Crime’ in Early Modern England and Wales, c.1660-c.1760

My current PhD research explores the relationship between crime and intimacy in early modern England and Wales.

Funding source

AHRC under the South West and Wales Doctoral partnership scheme

Garthine Walker

Professor Garthine Walker

Honorary Professor of History

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