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Why do people laugh at fairies?

Why do so many people laugh, almost as an unthinking reflex, as soon as fairies are mentioned? This is a question that has intrigued me since I wrote a book … Continue reading

September 19, 2019 · 1 Comment

Talking Tudor magic with Natalie Grueninger

Tudor expert Natalie Grueninger recently interviewed me for her popular podcast ‘Talking Tudors’ about magic, witchcraft and ghosts in Tudor England – a suitable topic for broadcast on Friday 13th! … Continue reading

September 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Article published: ‘Edward Kelley’s Danish treasure hoax and Elizabethan antiquarianism’

My article ‘Edward Kelley’s Danish treasure hoax and Elizabethan antiquarianism’ has just been published in Intellectual History Review. The article focusses on a single strange episode that occurred during the … Continue reading

September 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Publication of The Secret Disclosed by Margaretta Greene

My edition of Margaretta Greene’s novella The Secret Disclosed: A Legend of St Edmund’s Abbey has just been published, making this work available in print again for the first time … Continue reading

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment