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The joy – and importance – of the analytical index

Not long ago, a learned society of which I am a council member made the decision to stop commissioning an analytical index for volumes of the journal it published. Up … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

Talk on magical gems at Treadwell’s

Yesterday¬†evening I spoke at Treadwell’s Bookshop in London on ‘Magical Stones and Gems in Pre-Modern England’, drawing largely on the Peterborough Lapidary (my translation of which was published in October … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Is Huntingdonshire part of Scotland?

It is the question no-one seems to be discussing as the SNP prepares to make another bid to obtain Scottish independence: is Huntingdonshire really part of Scotland? The ancient county … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · 1 Comment