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Review: The History of Magic by Chris Gosden

Chris Gosden, The History of Magic: From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present (London: Viking/Penguin, 2020), 482pp.  To describe Chris Gosden’s History of Magic as ambitious … Continue reading

July 18, 2020 · 2 Comments

Contract signed with Routledge: English Catholicism, 1558–1642 (Second Edition) by Alan Dures and Francis Young

Published in 1983, Alan Dures’s textbook for A Level and undergraduate students English Catholicism, 1558-1642, is something of a minor classic; long out of print, it remains the only textbook … Continue reading

July 14, 2020 · 3 Comments

The face of Abbot Curteys – in glass from St Edmunds Abbey?

As reported recently by Bury St Edmunds and Beyond, I have been working with a stained glass expert, Martin Harrison, to identify some fragments in a window on the south … Continue reading

July 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Article in History Ireland: ‘St Edmund: Patron Saint of Ireland?’

The July and August 2020 edition of Ireland’s history magazine, History Ireland, features my article ‘St Edmund: Patron Saint of Ireland?’, which outlines the almost incredible story of English attempts to … Continue reading

July 1, 2020 · Leave a comment