The Ageing Body in Early Modern England (in progress).
Old Age and the English Poor Law, 1500-1700 (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2004).
John Winthrop’s Worlds: England and New England, 1588-1649, eds. F. Bremer and L. Botelho (Massachusetts Historical Society, 2006).
Power and Poverty: Old Age in Pre-Industrial Society, eds. S. Ottaway, L.Botelho, and K. Kittredge (Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2002).
Women and Ageing in Britain since 1500, eds. L. Botelho and P. Thane (London:Addison Wesley Longmans, 2000).
Edited Primary Source Collections
History of Old Age, 1600-1800, eds. L. Botelho and S. Ottaway, 8 vols. of primary sources, (Pickering Chatto, Vols. 1-4, 2008 and Vols. 5-8, 2009).
The Churchwardens’ Accounts of Cratfield, Suffolk, during the 1640s and 1650s, L. Botelho (Suffolk Record Society, Bury St Edmunds, 1999).
‘Facing Old Age’, Herstory (public-facinfg history), special issue, Bodies, (forthcoming, 2020).
‘Old Age, Gender, and the Life Course’ in A Cultural History of Old Age in the Early Modern Era (1400-1650), eds J. Zuijderduun and C. Martin, Cultural History of Old Age Series, gen. eds D. Troyansky and T. Parkin (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming, 2020).
‘Old Age Outside the Bosom of the Family: Elizabeth Freke of Norfolk (d. 1714)’. A Sourcebook of Early Modern History: Life, Death, and Everything in Between: In Honor of Susan C. Karant-Nunn, ed. Ute Lotz-Heumann. (Routledge, 2019), pp. 145-48.
‘Old Age is not an Invention’, Frame: Journal of Literary Studies 30:1 (2017): 11-17.
‘Les Trois âges et la Mort du peintre Hans Baldung (XVIe siècle)’, Clio, Femmes, Genre, Histoire. Special themed edition, Âge et Sexualité. (42/2015): 191-201. * Also reproduced in English, ‘Old Women and Sex: Fear, Fantasy, and a Defining Life Course in Early Modern Europe’, 2016.
‘Age And History As Categories Of Analysis: Refiguring Old Age’, Age, Culture, Humanities (2014). This is a partial reproduction of ‘Old Age: An examination of the literature on the meaning of aging for women, and the role of widows in early modern society’
‘A Respectful Challenge to the Nineteenth-Century’s View of Itself: An Argument for the Early Modern Medicalization of Old Age’. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ageing in Nineteenth-Century Culture, eds. Katharina Boehm, Anna Farkas and Anne Zwierlein (Routledge, 2013).
‘Old Age: An examination of the literature on the meaning of aging for women, and the role of widows in early modern society’. Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, eds. Allyson Poska, Katherine McIver, Jane Couchman (Ashgate, 2013). Reprinted in Chinese, 2016.
“London Calling! Roundtable: Paul Griffith’s Lost Londons: Change, Crime and Control in the Capital City 1550-1660, with R. Conners, Histoire sociale-Social History (Spring 2010): 213-19.
‘Anti-Aging and Biomedicine: Critical Studies on the Pursuit of Maintaining, Revitalizing and Enhancing Aging Bodies’, with A. Kampe, Medicine and Society (2009): 187-195.
‘Introduction to Volume 5’, History of Old Age, 1600-1800, Vol. 5, eds. L. Botelho and S. Ottaway, Vol. 5, (Pickering Chatto, 2008), pp. vii-xxiii.
‘General Introduction’, with S. R. Ottaway History of Old Age, 1600-1800, eds. L. Botelho and S. Ottaway, 8 vols. of primary sources, Vol. 1 (Pickering Chatto, 2008), pp. ix-xxxviii.
‘Introduction to Volume 1’, History of Old Age, 1600-1800, Vol. 1, eds. L. Botelho and S. Ottaway, Vol. 1, (Pickering Chatto, 2008), pp. xxxix-liiii.
‘Introduction to Volume 3’, History of Old Age, 1600-1800, Vol. 1, eds. L. Botelho and S. Ottaway, Vol. 3, (Pickering Chatto, 2008), pp. vii-xxi.
‘Introduction: Atlantic History and the world of John Winthrop’, with F. Bremer in John Winthrop’s Worlds: England and New England, 1588-1649, eds. F. Bremer and L. Botelho, (Massachusetts Historical Society, 2006), pp. 1-21.
‘Old Age in Seventeenth-Century Europe’ in The History of Old Age, ed. P. Thane (London: Thames and Hudson, 2005), pp. 113-73.
‘Images of Old Age in English Cheap Print’ in Old Age in Pre-Industrial Society, eds. S.Ottaway, L. Botelho, and K. Kittredge (Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, October 2002), pp. 225-46.
‘”The Old Woman’s Wish”: Widows by the Family Fire? Widows’ Old Age Provision in Rural England’, The Journal of Family History 7 (2002): 59-78.
‘Old Age and Menopause in Rural Women of Early Modern Suffolk’ in Women and Ageing in Britain since 1500, eds. L. Botelho and P. Thane (London: Addison Wesley Longman, 2000), pp. 43-65.
‘Aged and Impotent: Parish Relief of the Aged Poor in Early Modern Suffolk’ in Charity, Self-Interest and Welfare, ed. M. Daunton (London, 1996), pp. 91-112.
‘Accommodation for the Aged Poor of Cratfield in the Late Tudor and Early Stuart Period’, Suffolk Review 24 n.s. (1995): 19-30.
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‘Anti-Aging Movements’, Medicine and Society (2009).
‘Old Age’ (500 words) in The Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance (ABC-CLIO, 2006).
‘Bridewell’; ‘Clothing’; Death and Dying’; ‘Old Age’; ‘Poor Relief’; ‘Poverty’ (250-500 words each) in The Encyclopaedia of Puritanism, eds. Francis Bremer and Tom Webster (ABC-CLIO, 2005).
‘Tips for Health and Beauty: Putting a Fair Face on Present Trouble’, War Times, 1642 in Review, a supplement to The Times, 11 April 1992, p. 4.
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‘The Body, Gender, and Culture, 1450-1850’ for Pickering Chatto Press, London (2007-2013).
Herstory (Spanish and English magazine), public-facing history and contemporary issues, editorial board (2019- present).
Age, Culture, Humanities (a journal), editorial board (2012-present).
The Encyclopaedia of Puritanism, eds. Francis Bremer and Tom Webster (ABC-CLIO, 2005). Awarded a CHOICE Outstanding Title by CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
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I am writing to say how pleased I am to have discovered your book OLD AGE AND THE ENGLISH POOR LAW, 1500-1700 and your section in CHARITY SELF-INTEREST AND WELFARE IN THE ENGLISH PAST. In particular your research concerning Poslingford, Suffolk.
I am an amateur researcher living in Maldon, Essex and my current project is the Strutt family. The family knew about their history as far back as John Strutt, miller who died in Chelmsford in 1694 but were keen to discover more about their family history.
Without going into too many details my research has tracked direct Strutt ancestors to Poslingford, Suffolk including Thomas Strutt (d.1563/4), Silvester Strutt (d.1638) and Mistress Ashfield, Silvester Strutt’s sister, who are named in your book for their charity.
Silvester Strutt was churchwarden at Poslingford during the time of the scandalous Francis Abbott.
My research, which is ongoing, has taken me back to John Strutt the Elder of Poslingford (d.1537), father of Thomas Strutt (d.1563/4). John Strutt the Elder also left money to the poor of Poslingford.
Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for the information contained in your book.
With many thanks and best wishes