An Object of Colonial Power in the British Museum

By Amanda Mocsi

The British Museum’s collection houses a curious printed object serving as the title page for the third edition of Richard Brathwaite’s text The English Gentleman and English Gentlewoman, printed in 1641. Brathwaite, an early modern poet and writer, wrote his text on the virtues a contemporary English “gentleman” or “gentlewoman” should possess and cultivate…

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