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Review: British Library exhibition ‘Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination’

Yesterday I had the chance to visit the British Library’s exhibition on the Gothic, entitled ‘Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination’. The exhibition traces the evolution of the ‘Gothic sensibility’, … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Article on Recusants in the Bishop’s Palace, Ely in Recusant History

My article ‘The Bishop’s Palace at Ely as a Prison for Recusants, 1577-1597’ has just been published in volume 32 number 2 of Recusant History, the journal of the Catholic … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Witchcraft in Fulbourn

Yesterday evening I spoke to Fulbourn Village History Society’s first meeting of the year on ‘Witchcraft in Cambridgeshire’. My talk covered the nature of malefic witchcraft in English folk belief … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Societas Magica and ‘Magic in Intellectual History’ Conference

Today I became a full member of the Societas Magica (not to be confused with the Magic Circle),¬†which is an academic society dedicated to the historical study of magic. It … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Recent reviews of English Catholics and the Supernatural

A number of reviews of English Catholics and the Supernatural have appeared in the second half of this year. The book has been reviewed by Prof. Alexandra Walsham of the … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment