‘Not entirely “perswasive”?’

“In between teaching and admin, at the moment, I am working on something touching on decisions relating to the presence of life and legitimacy. Today, I am pursuing bits and pieces on the legitimacy/‘bastardy’ side of it, and looking at the splendidly titled Lex Spuriorum by a very early 18th C lawyer. Usually, in this enquiry, I have found my mind occupied by the disturbingly condemnatory attitudes and language, and the writing-off of so many children, people, as ‘bastards’ …” (more)

[Bracton’s Sister, 22 November]

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