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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

Chapter on Norwich’s Catholic chapels published in Of Churches, Toothache and Sheep

Today is the publication date of Of Churches, Toothache and Sheep, edited by Nicholas Groves and published by Lasse Press, which is a collection of papers delivered at the 2014 … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Catholic East Anglia’ Conference

Today’s Catholic East Anglia Conference at the Narthex, Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich, was the first ever conference devoted to the history of Catholicism in Norfolk, Suffolk and … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

BBC Radio Suffolk on the Diocese of East Anglia’s 40th Anniversary

This morning (Sunday 5 June) BBC Radio Suffolk broadcasted my interview with Jon Wright on his Sunday morning breakfast show. The interview was recorded on Thursday at the Church of … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment