Dr. Catherine Mary Armstrong received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Warwick. She is now a Lecturer in Modern American History at the University of Loughborough, and was previously based at Manchester Metropolitan University.
2014 0-7734-0084-2 The study of commonplace books offers an important means for scholars to gather evidence on the history of reading practices in early modern England. A cross between a diary and a notebook, a commonplace book is usually a collection of handwritten notes in which a reader recorded items of particular interest from printed books, manuscripts or from conversations or sermons. A remarkable work that brings to life the reader-reception practices of early modern England.