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Witchcraft on BBC Radio Norfolk

This afternoon I was interviewed by Stephen Bumfrey on BBC Radio Norfolk (scroll to time signature 3.11.06), alongside Chris Lewis and Gavin Baddeley about my forthcoming talk at the ‘Fear … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Publication of A Medieval Book of Magical Stones: The Peterborough Lapidary

The Peterborough Lapidary is a late fifteenth-century treatise in Middle English on the occult properties of stones and minerals that was preserved for centuries in the library of Peterborough Cathedral … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Citizen of Nowhere?

‘If you are a citizen of the world,’ Theresa May said in her speech to the Conservative Party Conference today, ‘you are a citizen of nowhere’. Many British people are … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

William Lakers: the Diocese of Ely’s first lay reader

The Diocese of Ely, like all the dioceses of the Church of England and the Church in Wales, is this year celebrating 150 years since the first licensing of lay … Continue reading

October 1, 2016 · Leave a comment