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How Bury St Edmunds dealt with past pandemics

I learnt about the terror of the plague at a young age. I grew up not far from St Peter’s Pits on Out Risbygate and the so-called ‘plague stone’ (in … Continue reading

March 17, 2020 · 6 Comments

Review: Royal Witches by Gemma Hollman

Gemma Hollman, Royal Witches: From Joan of Navarre to Elizabeth Woodville (Cheltenham: The History Press, 2019), 320pp. I was very excited when I first heard about Gemma Hollman’s book Royal … Continue reading

March 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Publication and launch of Monasticism in Suffolk

Today is publication day for my book Monasticism in Suffolk, which is a comprehensive history and gazetteer of all past and present monastic houses in Suffolk. While Suffolk’s parish churches … Continue reading

March 6, 2020 · Leave a comment