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Wuffing Education Study Day: ‘Seeking the Body of St Edmund’

  Yesterday I led a study day at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, entitled ‘Seeking the Body of St Edmund’ for Wuffing Education. The day was attended by 20 people and … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

More Archaeology of Magic? The Mystery of the Little Thetford ‘Curse Tablets’

Little Thetford is a small village located just south of Ely – it has no connection at all with the Norfolk town of Thetford, and used to be known as … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Launch Party for Inferior Office?

The launch party for Inferior Office? took place last night in the Long Gallery of the Bishop’s Palace in Ely. The launch was attended by around 40 people, including Peter … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Launch of Inferior Office?

Today I am launching my new book Inferior Office? A History of Deacons in the Church of England, which is the first ever book devoted to the history of the … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: The Book of Oberon

The Book of Oberon: A Sourcebook of Elizabethan Magic, edited by Daniel Harms, James R. Clark and Joseph H. Peterson was published by Llewellyn in April this year, and is … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

Review of Jan Machielsen, Martin Delrio: Demonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation

My review of Jan Machielsen’s superb new biography of the sixteenth-century Jesuit scholar and demonologist Martin Delrio (or Del Rio, 1551-1608) has just been published on the Institute of Historical Research’s Reviews … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Strawberry Hill: The Original Fake

Back in March, Strawberry Hill opened its doors to visitors for the first time in decades after a £10 million restoration project that has brought Horace Walpole’s marvellous folly back … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Royalist May Day Rising at Bury St Edmunds, 1648

The Royalist rising in Bury St Edmunds in May 1648 is a forgotten counter-revolutionary episode that sought to challenge the supremacy of the Puritan Committee of Suffolk (part of the … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 4 Comments