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Edmund Weekend 2017

‘Edmund Weekend’ is a new phenomenon this year, the brainchild of ‘We Love Bury St Edmunds‘ creator James Sheen, who has persuaded businesses and other organisations in Bury St Edmunds … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Publication of Magic as a Political Crime in Medieval and Early Modern England

Today is publication day for my latest book, Magic as a Political Crime in Medieval and Early Modern England: A History of Sorcery and Treason, which is a complete history … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Contract signed: A History of Anglican Exorcism

I am very excited to announce that I have signed a contract with I. B. Tauris for the first ever history of the practice of exorcism and deliverance ministry in … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Witchcraft and Magic at the John Clare Theatre

This afternoon I spoke at Peterborough’s John Clare Theatre on the subject of ‘Witchcraft and Magic in the Fens’, an event organised by Peterborough Archives. My talk focussed particularly on … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Interpreting the ‘Edmund Jewel’

In December 2014 a metal detectorist stumbled upon a remarkable find somewhere in the West Suffolk village of Drinkstone; an Anglo-Saxon aestel, one of a small number of objects that … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Publication of Peterborough Folklore

Today is the official publication date of my book Peterborough Folklore, the first dedicated survey of the folklore, customs and legends of the Peterborough region in eastern England. This evening … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Publication of The Chronicles of Nazareth, ed. by Caroline Bowden

It gives me great pleasure to announce the publication today of The Chronicles of Nazareth (The English Convent), Bruges 1629-1793, edited by Dr┬áCaroline Bowden, volume 87 in the Catholic Record … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment