An interesting day in the archives today: rebels in and around Chester in the early years of the Civil Wars. I'm working in the Public Record Office (still stubbornly refusing to think of it as 'The National Archives'), going through seventeenth-century Cheshire court records. I've been bored lately because the gaol files have few of the depositions (witness statements) that I most enjoy working with; now I've got a huge box of them to work through and I'm feeling completely overwhelmed! Never satisfied, eh?
I'm staying at home to work tomorrow. I don't think I can face travelling there during the Tube strike (it's going to be a nightmare on the buses and the few overground trains that run from Richmond to Kew), so I'll have a go at working on thesis revisions for the book submission, which I want done by Christmas at the very latest. (I WILL NOT SPEND ALL DAY BLOGGING repeat I WILL NOT SPEND ALL DAY BLOGGING.) And maybe that 'Cultures of violence' conference proposal. And although I WILL NOT SPEND ALL DAY BLOGGING I'll post something here, no doubt.