The primary purpose of H-Albion is to enable historians more easily to discuss research interests, teaching methods and the state of historiography. H-Albion is especially interested in methods of teaching history to graduate and undergraduate students in diverse settings.

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Author: 
Marco Barducci
Reviewer: 
Peter Schröder

Schröder on Barducci, 'Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613 -1718: Transnational Reception in English Political Thought'

Marco Barducci. Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613 -1718: Transnational Reception in English Political Thought. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 224 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-875458-9.

Reviewed by Peter Schröder (Department of History, University College London) Published on H-Albion (June, 2018) Commissioned by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth (Red Deer College)

Re: Addressing styles on 18th-century English letters

In 1762, the Westminster Paving Commission was set up and its founding Act of Parliament allowed the Commissioners to fine householders if they removed or covered up their house number. Several other paving commissions were created in the decade and their rules often specified colors and sizes of house numbers. They also required street signs be put up and regulated what could and could not be put or done on the pavement (sidewalks for the Americans). In the City, the Commissioners of the Sewers took on this kind of regulation. I can provide more specific references/citations if needed.

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