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The ‘curse of St Edmund’ on BBC Radio Suffolk

This morning I was once again interviewed by James Hazell on BBC Radio Suffolk for the ‘Spooky Suffolk’ segment, this time on ‘the curse of St Edmund’. On the eve … Continue reading

November 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Friday the Thirteenth on BBC Essex

This morning I spoke on BBC Radio Essex about the origins of the belief that Friday 13th is an unlucky day, as well as other ‘superstitions’, including the belief that … Continue reading

November 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Translating the Act of Remembrance into Latin

Many of the great British institutions where the use of Latin is (or was, until very recently) commonplace in worship suffered enormous loss of life in the two World Wars, … Continue reading

November 6, 2020 · Leave a comment