Plebeian Lives and the Making of Modern London, 1690 to 1800, uses recent technical advances in the creation and analysis of multiple digital resources to create a comprehensive electronic edition of primary sources on criminal justice and the provision of poor relief and medical care in eighteenth-century London. This will make it possible for the first time to reconstruct how 'ordinary' Londoners interacted with various government and charitable institutions in the course of their daily lives. By examining how individual Londoners participated in and manipulated these agencies for their own ends, this project will demonstrate how end users contributed to the development of these institutions. More generally, it will assess the role of plebeians in the evolution of social practices in the modern metropolis.
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