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Speaking to The Ghost Club: ‘”Beware! Beware! of the Black Friar”: Ghosts and the Dissolution of the Monasteries’

Today in central London I spoke to The Ghost Club, the world’s oldest organisation devoted to investigating ghosts, on the theme of monastic ghosts. My talk, entitled ‘”Beware! Beware! of … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Talking St Edmund on Newstalk Radio Ireland

This evening Ireland’s Newstalk Radio interviewed me about my book Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King. On the station’s ‘Talking History‘ show, presenter Patrick Geoghegan asked me about the … Continue reading

January 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ghosts in the Bookshop – a foray into fiction writing

This evening, in an event at Petersfield Bookshop in Hampshire, a short story authored by me will be read out as one of three runners up in a ghost story … Continue reading

December 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

Review: Love and Dishonour in Elizabethan England by Ralph Houlbrooke

My review of Ralph Houlbrooke’s Love and Dishonour in Elizabethan England: Two Families and a Failed Marriage has just appeared in the Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and … Continue reading

December 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Talking Suffolk fairies on BBC Radio Suffolk

Today I spoke to BBC Radio Suffolk’s Amy Nomvula on the Lesley Dolphin Show (listen from 29:30) about Suffolk’s folklore of fairies and my new book on the subject, Suffolk Fairylore. … Continue reading

November 29, 2018 · 1 Comment

Publication and launch of Suffolk Fairylore

This evening I launched my new book Suffolk Fairylore at Elm Tree Gallery in Woolpit, Suffolk. The book is the first complete account of fairy belief in Suffolk, as well as … Continue reading

November 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

The global cult of St Edmund, king and martyr: an overview

Today is the Vigil of the Feast of St Edmund (20 November), when the Church celebrates the martyred king of East Anglia (and traditional patron saint of the English people) … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · Leave a comment