Jacket Design for English Catholics and the Supernatural

Ashgate’s cover design for English Catholics and the Supernatural, to be published on 28 February 2013, has been released. The image on the cover is Rushton Triangular Lodge, built by Sir Thomas Tresham in 1593 following an experience during his imprisonment at the Bishop’s Palace in Ely. Tresham and a servant heard three loud raps on the inside of a skirting board whilst reading a devotional work on the Trinity. Tresham, who was obsessed with numerology, interpreted this as a sign that he should build a structure honouring the Trinity (see the section in Chapter 1 on ‘Mystical Recusancy’ for more on this story.


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