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Launch of Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King

Today I launched my new book Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King at Waterstones in Bury St Edmunds’s Buttermarket, by signing copies of the book for members of the … Continue reading

May 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nene Valley Folklore at the Key Theatre, Peterborough

This evening I spoke at Peterborough’s Key Theatre on the subject of ‘Nene Valley Folklore’ at an event organised by the 900 Voices of the Nene project, which aims to … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Talking St Edmund on BBC Radio 4

This morning I made my second appearance on BBC Radio 4 (this time on the Sunday programme) to discuss my new book Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King with … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Publication of Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King

Today is publication day for my book Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King. In addition to being a biography of King Edmund of East Anglia (d. 869), the book … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Talking exorcism on The Colin McEnroe Show

Today I appeared as a guest on Connecticut Public Radio’s Colin McEnroe Show, in an episode which focussed on the contemporary upsurge of demand for exorcism. I featured alongside Fr … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Contract signed: Suffolk Fairylore

I have just signed a contract with Lasse Press for a new book entitled Suffolk Fairylore, which will be the first extended study of folklore concerning the fairies in Suffolk … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Review: Magical Manuscripts in Early Modern Europe by Daniel Bellingradt and Bernd-Christian Otto

Daniel Bellingradt and Bernd-Christian Otto, Magical Manuscripts in Early Modern Europe: The Clandestine Trade in Illegal Book Collections (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017). 166pp. Since the publication of Owen Davies’s Grimoires: … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · 1 Comment