We are pleased that today we will be publishing a blog post by Dr Gaby Mahlberg in which she critiques claims of exceptionalism in ‘Ideas have no borders’. Gaby is a Senior Lecturer in Early Modern British History at Northumbria University. Before joining Northumbria, Gaby worked as a Lecturer in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Potsdam. Amongst her publications, she is the author of Henry Neville and English Republican Culture in the Seventeenth Century: Dreaming of Another Game (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009). She also regularly publishes the History Woman’s Blog.