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Bishop William Poynter and exorcism in Regency England

My article ‘Bishop William Poynter and exorcism in Regency England’ has recently been published in vol. 33:2 of British Catholic History, the journal of the Catholic Record Society. The article … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ixworth Priory

St Mary’s Priory of Augustinian Canons at Ixworth is one of the least well known of all Suffolk’s monastic houses, on account of the fact that the Priory buildings were … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Abbey of St Edmund Heritage Partnership

Today is the official launch of the Abbey of St Edmund Heritage Partnership, a new collaborative initiative between St Edmundsbury Cathedral and St Edmundsbury Borough Council to ensure the better … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Uncovering Bishop Simon Patrick’s Chapel at Ely

Yesterday I led guided tours of the Bishop’s Palace in Ely for Heritage Open Day, as I have since 2012, which were attended by around 140 people. Each year, as … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Launch of The Abbey of Bury St Edmunds

Today is the publication date of my new book The Abbey of Bury St Edmunds: History, Legacy and Discovery, which is the first complete history of East Anglia’s greatest abbey … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

BBC Radio Suffolk on the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds

Today (Sunday 4 September) I appeared again on Jon Wright’s Sunday breakfast show on BBC Radio Suffolk, this time to talk about my new book The Abbey of Bury St … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brexit: The Failure of the 1688 Revolution?

Between November 1688, when Prince William of Orange invaded England at the head of a Dutch army and February 1689, when William and his wife Princess Mary were offered the … Continue reading

August 28, 2016 · Leave a comment