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The English Convent, Bruges

On Tuesday 18 August I had my first opportunity to pay a visit the English Convent in Bruges, Belgium. The Priory of Nazareth of the Augustinian Canonesses Regular of St … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · 13 Comments

The last monk of Ely

My article ‘From Ely to Venice: the life of William Maurus Taylor OSB (b. 1576)’ recently appeared in volume 133 of Downside Review, a journal devoted to Benedictine history. Maurus … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Visit to Mapledurham House

Today I paid a visit to Mapledurham House in Oxfordshire, the historic home of the Blount family and now the home of Jack Eyston, who is the senior member of … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Catholic Prisoners at Wisbech Castle

My article ‘The Catholic Prisoners in Wisbech Castle, 1581-1616’ has just been published in volume 76 of the Wisbech Society Annual Review (2015), pp. 19-26. I gave a tour of … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Appearance on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Making History’

This afternoon I was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Making History‘ with Tom Holland (although the recording actually took place on Friday in Brighton). The theme of this week’s … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment