Molly Corlett (UK)

Life After Ertegun House

I started a PhD at King's College, London after leaving Ertegun House, working on a thesis which is provisionally titled 'Storytelling and social relations in north-east England, 1721-1815'. I am looking at similar sources to my MSt thesis - witness testimony and letters to a philanthropic landlord - and using them to analyse, again, the moral norms which underlay economic relationships. The eighteenth century was a time of transition, especially in the industrialising North East, and the stories told by witnesses and letter-writers speak to this process of transformative social and economic change.