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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 · 2 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

Article in Paranormal Review: ‘Anglican Exorcism: How The Church of England Returned to Casting Out Devils’

My article ‘Anglican Exorcism: How The Church of England Returned to Casting Out Devils’ has been published in the Autumn 2018 edition of Paranormal Review, the magazine of the Society … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Article in Religions: ‘The Dissolution of the Monasteries and the Democratisation of Magic in Post-Reformation England’

My article ‘The Dissolution of the Monasteries and the Democratisation of Magic in Post-Reformation England’ has just appeared in the journal Religions, in a special issue devoted to ‘Witchcraft, Demonology … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Review: The Routledge History of Medieval Magic

Sophie Page and Catherine Rider (eds), The Routledge History of Medieval Magic (London: Routledge, 2019), ISBN 9781472447302, £175.00 This interdisciplinary collection of essays on medieval magic is surely destined to … Continue reading

March 21, 2019 · 2 Comments

Publication of Bogie Tales of East Anglia by M. H. James

My edition of the earliest book devoted to East Anglian folklore, Bogie Tales of East Anglia (1891) by Margaret Helen James, has just been published. Bogie Tales is an important … Continue reading

February 28, 2019 · Leave a comment