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Ben Jonson's Epic 'Foot Voyage' to Scotland - a Digital Journey (Join us this July!)

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On 8 July 1618, Ben Jonson set out from London to walk to Edinburgh. Details of his journey were unknown until the recent discovery, in Cheshire Archives and Local Studies, of a manuscript account of Jonson's ‘Foot Voyage’ written by anonymous fellow walker. 

Researchers from the University of Nottingham and University of Edinburgh are currently completing an edition of the 'Foot Voyage' for publication by CUP next year. The team would like to invite you to join them, and Ben, in a digital recreation of the walk this summer.

Jonson’s ‘Foot Voyage’ will be tweeted and posted on Facebook day by day from 8 July to 5 October 2013.

Accompany him up the Great North Road, sharing his experiences of historic sites and the tales he was told, the colourful characters he met, plenty of generous hospitality, and lots of great British summer weather!

Read more about the project here

Posted on Wednesday 3rd July 2013

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