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Exorcism and the History of Magic

Earlier this year my History of Exorcism in Catholic Christianity was published in Palgrave MacMillan’s Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic series, the first ever complete history of the rite … Continue reading

August 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

A University for Suffolk

Today Ipswich’s University College Suffolk officially becomes the University of Suffolk, having received a royal charter that permits it to award degrees in its own right (the previous UCS was … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tour of Catholic Cambridge for the Catholic Record Society

Today I led a walking tour of ‘Catholic Cambridge’ for the Catholic Record Society, at the conclusion of the CRS’s 59th annual conference at Murray Edwards College. Sadly I was … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

How to keep a defeated cause alive: the lessons of history

The past week in British politics has been traumatic and bruising, leaving those who voted Remain in the referendum on European Union membership clutching at straws to try to prevent … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Brexit Crisis: how does the monarchy fit in?

The British monarchy may, at first glance, have little or nothing to do with the constitutional crisis being precipitated by Brexit. However, as three constitutional lawyers have recently argued, if … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Remainers – the new Jacobites?

Last night’s narrow referendum result in favour of the UK’s exit from the European Union has left many who supported the ‘Remain’ campaign asking themselves whether they can stay in … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

Why we need to Remain in Europe, for History’s sake

On 25 May I was one of 300 signatories of a¬†letter from UK historians arguing that Britain ought to remain in the European Union. The campaign ‘Historians for Britain in … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

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