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Article published about the legendary origins of the Lithuanian language

My article ‘Lingua semilatina: de fabulata origine linguae Lituanicae apud auctores saeculi sexti decimi’ (‘A semi-Latin language: on the legendary origin of the Lithuanian language according to 16th-century authors’) has … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · 2 Comments

Exploring the political complexity of Laudianism

The brand of churchmanship associated with Archbishop William Laud and his fellow bishops in the reign of Charles I has traditionally been viewed as the religious equivalent of Royalism in … Continue reading

April 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Review: Mysticism in Early Modern England by Liam Temple

My review of Mysticism in Early Modern England by Liam Temple has just appeared in British Catholic History, the journal of the Catholic Record Society. The book is a groundbreaking … Continue reading

April 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Contract signed with Arc Humanities Press: Pagans in the Early Modern Baltic

I have just signed a contract with Arc Humanities Press for a new book, Pagans in the Early Modern Baltic: Sixteenth-century Ethnographic Accounts of Baltic Paganism. The book will be an … Continue reading

April 7, 2020 · 4 Comments

St Edmund, patron saint of pandemics on BBC Radio Suffolk

This morning I spoke to Mark Murphy on BBC Radio Suffolk (listen from time signature 1:53:15) about St Edmund’s role as the patron saint of pandemics, explaining the history behind … Continue reading

April 1, 2020 · 1 Comment