Robert Nantes

Department: History
Discipline: History

Project Summary

The working title of my doctoral research is 'Bankruptcy in Eighteenth-Century England: a Social Account'.  The research seeks to uncover the forgotten experience of some of the many thousands of people who became bankrupts in eighteenth-century England.  Sources drawn on include: legal records, personal correspondence, newspapers, advice literature, novels and plays.

Related Publications

Robert Nantes, John Slade of Sherborne, Maltster and Bankrupt: Financial Ruin in Early Nineteenth-Century Dorset, 2nd edn (Sherborne: Sherborne Museum Abstracts, 2017).

Robert Nantes, John Slade of Sherborne, Maltster and Bankrupt: Financial Ruin in Early Nineteenth-Century Dorset (Sherborne: Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, 2014).‚Äč

Film (unrelated)

Here’s an example of my work on film from 1990.  It was an undergraduate second-year solo project, and it was made with just a few spare reels of super-8 film.  Running time is about 7 minutes.  For the best viewing results, turn lights down and volume up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW_5_2vdZFI

 

 

 

Supervisory Team

Professor Jonathan Barry

Dr Tawny Paul