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Joy Rowe (1926-2020): tribute to a historian

Joy Rowe, who died on 7 September 2020 at the age of 93, was a key figure in the study of the religious history of early modern East Anglia, and … Continue reading

September 16, 2020 · 2 Comments

Review: The Penguin Book of Exorcisms edited by Joseph P. Laycock

Joseph P. Laycock (ed.) The Penguin Book of Exorcisms (London: Penguin, 2020), 313pp. The Penguin Book of Exorcisms is the latest addition to a series of readers published in the … Continue reading

September 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Publication of Yellow Glass and Other Ghost Stories

I have long contemplated bringing out a collection of antiquarian ghost stories, and it has finally come to pass with the publication of Yellow Glass and Other Ghost Stories, my … Continue reading

September 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Review: The Book in the Cathedral by Christopher de Hamel

My review of Christopher de Hamel’s book The Book in the Cathedral has just been published in this month’s Catholic Herald. This very short book advances a fascinating theory that … Continue reading

September 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King out in paperback

Today is publication day for the slightly revised paperback edition of Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King, my book about St Edmund of East Anglia and the hunt for … Continue reading

September 3, 2020 · Leave a comment