A Newly Discovered Account of Ben Johnson's Walk to Scotland

Project Details

Key findings

We have undertaken a full investigation of the issues raised by the manuscript and account on which we've been working, and have produced detailed examinations of such issues as authorship, handwriting, provenance and context of composition. We have produced an accurate transcription of the manuscript, and a modernised text; we have produced extensive annotation of the text, and written three lengthy contextual essays for publication with it. We have also created dynamic and static maps of the itinerary described in the account.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/05/1131/12/13

Funding

  • AHRC: £401,993.00