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Hoxne Heritage Group

Last night I spoke to the Hoxne Heritage Group on the theme ‘Where is St Edmund?’, examining the different theories regarding the fate of the body of St Edmund after … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Millennium of Justice in Bury St Edmunds

A few weeks ago the Government announced that the Crown Court in Bury St Edmunds, which also houses the Magistrates’ and Family Courts, will close at some point later this … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Curse of the Greengage

Since the publication of my Gages of Hengrave book last June (and, to be fair, before that) I have laboured under the curse of the greengage – which is to … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Roger Martin’s Prayer Book?

Of all Suffolk recusants, Roger Martin of Long Melford (c. 1527-1615) is perhaps the best known. Martin emerged from the historical shadows in 1989 when David Dymond and Clive Paine … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 12 Comments

A Bury St Edmunds martyr? German Gardiner

In 1886 Pope Leo XIII beatified, along with other martyrs of the English Reformation, a man named German Gardiner, who was the secretary and nephew of Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · Leave a comment