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Article in The Reader: ‘Readers in Ecumenical Perspective’

The Reader, the magazine for Readers in the Church of England, has just published my article ‘Readers in Ecumenical Perspective’, in which I compare and contrast the state of lay … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · 1 Comment

Our Lady of Walsingham? The Mystery of the Langham Madonna

An article appears in today’s Catholic Herald co-authored by me and Fr Michael Rear (author of Walsingham: Pilgrims and Pilgrimage) about the mysterious Langham Madonna, a 13th-century (apparently) statue of a … Continue reading

July 25, 2019 · 1 Comment

‘Medieval Magic: Future Directions’ workshop

This afternoon I attended the ‘Medieval Magic: Future Directions’ workshop at UCL, which was organised by Dr Sophie Page and Prof. Catherine Rider, editors of The Routledge History of Medieval … Continue reading

June 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lecture on ‘Magic in English Political History’ at Birkbeck

Yesterday evening I delivered a lecture entitled ‘Magic in English Political History’ at Birkbeck, University of London, as part of the series Renaissance: Concepts and Issues, at the kind invitation … Continue reading

June 20, 2019 · 1 Comment

Review: The Emergence of the English by Susan Oosthuizen

Susan Oosthuizen, The Emergence of the English (Leeds: Arc Humanities Press, 2019), 148pp. Susan Oosthuizen’s short book The Emergence of the English is a thought-provoking (not to say provocative) contribution … Continue reading

May 25, 2019 · 5 Comments

Elizabeth Rookwood in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is today releasing 25 new lives of early modern women, including my biography of Elizabeth Rookwood (1684-1759), who was a key figure in the … Continue reading

May 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Contract signed: Monasticism in Suffolk

I have just signed a contract with Lasse Press for a book entitled Monasticism in Suffolk, due to be published in March 2020, which will be a complete history of … Continue reading

May 7, 2019 · Leave a comment