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A History of Exorcism in Catholic Christianity – contract signed

I have just signed a contract with Palgrave MacMillan for a book entitled A History of Exorcism in Catholic Christianity, which will be part of the Palgrave Historical Studies in … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Article on Papists in the Isle of Ely published in Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society

My article ‘Papists and Non-jurors in the Isle of Ely, 1559-1745’ has just been published in Volume 104 of Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, pp. 161-70. This is the … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Edward Petre: England’s most notorious Jesuit

Yesterday I paid my third visit to Brentwood to speak to the South Eastern Catholic History Society. Last time I spoke on Thomas White, and my subject on this occasion … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

Seminar at Birkbeck: ‘Exorcism and the Development of Ritual Magic’

Yesterday I led one of Birkbeck University of London’s EMPHASIS Seminars in the Senate House on the subject of ‘Exorcism and the Development of Ritual Magic’. The paper covered the … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Draw on Sweet Night’: review of the film

This evening I attended a screening at the Abbeygate Cinema in Bury St Edmunds of Tony Britten’s new film ‘Draw on Sweet Night’, a biopic of the great Suffolk composer … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Tudor Magic and Religion’ at Treadwell’s

Yesterday evening I spoke at Treadwell’s bookshop in London on the theme of ‘Tudor Magic and Religion’, with a particular focus on the phenomenon of ritual magic (conjuration of good … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lecture to Bury St Edmunds Past and Present Society

This evening I delivered a lecture to the Bury St Edmunds Past and Present Society entitled ‘Catholics in Bury St Edmunds in the eighteenth century’. The event took place at … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment