Working towards a small show about John Baskerville to coincide with The Beauty of Letters conference at the University of Birmingham, March 14-15th.
Across the south-east of England during the 18th century vicars rarely lived in their marshland parishes, often because of malaria (Dobson 2003, 295) and Dobson concludes that marsh parishes were ‘the most notorious of all black spots during the early modern period’ (ibid 287).
Carpenter. E, Newsome, S., Small, F. & Hazell, Z., 2013. Hoo Peninsula, Kent: Hoo Peninsula Historic Landscape Project, Swindon: English Heritage.