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Thomas Harriot Seminar 2017

Today I attended the second day of Birkbeck’s University of London’s annual Thomas Harriot Seminar at St John’s College, Durham. The first day, which I sadly missed, featured papers from … Continue reading

July 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wuffing Education Study Day: The Abbey of Bury St Edmunds

Today I was delighted to deliver my third study day for Wuffing Education at Sutton Hoo; previous study days have focussed on East Anglia’s Catholic families and the post-Reformation cult … Continue reading

July 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

East Anglian Catholic History Society AGM 2017

Yesterday afternoon the second annual general meeting of the East Anglian Catholic History Society (of which I am Secretary) took place in the chapel of St Margaret and the Immaculate … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The king under the tennis courts?

A local story that has been blowing up in the national media over the last few days is the speculation that St Edmund might be buried under the tennis courts … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

The joy – and importance – of the analytical index

Not long ago, a learned society of which I am a council member made the decision to stop commissioning an analytical index for volumes of the journal it published. Up … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

Talk on magical gems at Treadwell’s

Yesterday¬†evening I spoke at Treadwell’s Bookshop in London on ‘Magical Stones and Gems in Pre-Modern England’, drawing largely on the Peterborough Lapidary (my translation of which was published in October … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Is Huntingdonshire part of Scotland?

It is the question no-one seems to be discussing as the SNP prepares to make another bid to obtain Scottish independence: is Huntingdonshire really part of Scotland? The ancient county … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · 1 Comment