“a settled place”: Reproductive Performance in the Liberties and The Liberties

The Liberties and The Liberties (1980) The Liberties in central Dublin has been so called since the 12th century when King Henry II bequeathed land outside the city walls to four manorial jurisdictions. Crucially for those who would come to live there, these “liberties” were not subject to the city’s strict guild laws and thus … Continue reading “a settled place”: Reproductive Performance in the Liberties and The Liberties