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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

Catholic Record Society excursion 2017

This year, as I have for the last few years, I had the pleasure of organising and leading the annual Catholic Record Society conference excursion, which was a visit this … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Contract signed: Edmund: The Search for England’s Lost King

I am delighted to announce that I have signed a contract with I. B. Tauris for a new book about St Edmund, entitled Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King, … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

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