Queen Mary, University of London - Uncovering habits of the past

October 16, 2008

Nuns have long been neglected by historians but will be the focus of a new study funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. A team of researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, have been awarded a £600,000 grant to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the membership of English convents in exile during the 17th and 18th centuries, when thousands of English women and girls took cross-channel journeys to join them.

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