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About Dr Francis Young

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Francis Young is a historian and editor, the author or translator of over a dozen books in the fields of church history, folklore, cultural history and the history of East Anglia. A native of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, he first acquired his passion for revisionist historiographies of the Reformation at Culford School and then read Philosophy at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He later obtained a degree in Classics from University of Wales, Lampeter and a doctorate in History from Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and was Volumes Editor for the Catholic Record Society between 2015 and 2017. For many years Head of Sixth Form at an English cathedral school, he is now a freelance author and editor and a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

Francis Young the Secretary of the East Anglian Catholic History Society.

Pope with CEA

Pope Francis receiving a copy of Francis Young’s history of the Diocese of East Anglia from the Bishop of East Anglia, Alan Hopes in June 2016

This site features updates on his publications, speaking engagements and occasional reviews and other articles.

f.k.young.99 {at} cantab.net

Twitter: @SuffolkRecusant

4 comments on “About Dr Francis Young

  1. asakgage
    February 22, 2013

    I would be greatly interested in exchanging information on the Gages of Hengrave. I’ve been researching my English kin for years and have an extensive genealogy of the Firle, Hengrave, Haling, Raunds and Rathlin Gages, including many wills. I recently tried to get permission for a photographer to shoot the monuments and inscriptions at Hengrave Church, but the owners never responded to the request. Is there anything about this family I could help you with? Asa Gage – asakgage@gmail.com

  2. joemasonspage
    March 23, 2016

    I though you might be interested in my blog on your old school, although it dates from well before your time. I have a great interest in St Edmund, but maybe that can wait.

    https://joemasonspage.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/culford/

    Joe Mason

  3. Phillip W Hoy
    June 28, 2017

    Keep up the good work Mate!
    Historians on Twitter show these magnificent buildings of an era before ISIS like protestantism despoiled beauty. England is the poorer and Australia, where I live shared the consequence ! Keep it Up !!!

  4. joerayportland
    August 8, 2017

    I attended the re-dedication of the 7th century church dedicated to St. Sid (?) in Essex County in 1993.

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