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Christine Erkelens wins prize for best paper

Christine Erkelens, one of this year’s Pre-University students who took a course in the context of the Codifiers project, won the Jan Kijne prize for the best final paper. Her paper, called “Reconstructing Social Networks: Comparing the Wills of Mrs Thrale and her daughter” and supervised by Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, was nominated along with ten other papers on a wide variety of topics within fields taught in this university. The final nomination as the best paper was unanimous. Warmest congratulations from the Codifiers project, Christine!

Wills

"You can now search and download around 35,000 Royal Navy wills. The wills cover men who joined the Royal Navy between 1786 and 1882." You can find these through the web link below:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/seamenswills.asp