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Pagan claims against the Church of England

This week’s Church Times reported that the Odinist Fellowship, an organisation representing those who worship the Norse gods, has asked for a public apology from the Church of England for … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

What exactly is ‘fake history’? Some clarification

A while back I wrote a post for history blog The Many-Headed Monster on ‘fake news’, a phenomenon which has always been with us. ‘Fake news’, however, is primarily a … Continue reading

August 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

Divided by historiography? Anglo-Catholics and English Roman Catholics

I dislike both the terms ‘Roman Catholic’ and ‘Anglo-Catholic’. ‘Roman Catholic’, at least when said by English people, always seems to have a slight sneer to it, as if it … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Negotiating the ‘A’ word in historical writing about the Church of England

Something I’ve wanted to write about here for some time is the pitfalls of using the words ‘Anglican’ and ‘Anglicanism’ as descriptors of the established Church of England in historical … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · 13 Comments