Review of a volume full of salacious cases

14th April 2013

The Society's latest volume has received an excellent review in The Local Historian. Justice and Conciliation in a Tudor Church Court details all the cases that came before the Consistory Court of Chester in a period at the end of the 1550s. Some of the more salacious include Thomas Hoghton accusing his wife Katherine of adultery. Others involved wills - John Matt said that "he knows perfectly [that Thomas Skelicorne] left diverse and sundry bequests" - and others concern defamation. Dorothy Rosthorne was alleged to have put up a sign on the highway insulting Sir Robert and Lady Langley. The review, which describes the introduction to the volume as "an invaluable guide" can be read here.