Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Christian History of Wells by Dr Tim Hopkinson-Ball

The Christian origins of the town of Wells may go back to Roman times.  The excavation of an early mortuary indicates the presence of Christian worship dating from the early Saxon period.  Evidence of Christian burials date from the 8th … Continue reading

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The Stuart Papers and the Jacobite Circle in Rome by Dom Geoffrey Scott OSB

The 150,000 documents which comprise the Stuart Papers are housed in the Royal Archives at Windsor. They give a detailed overview of the exiled Jacobite world of the 18th century. Only a small proportion, the first few years, have been published. … Continue reading

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Dean John Incent or Innocent GPF by David Pearce

Dean John Incent or Innocent, 16th century lawyer and clergyman, and founder of Berkhamsted School.  He was lawyer to the Bishop of Winchester, Richard Foxe, and master of the hospital of St Cross and Domus Dei in Portsmouth.   After … Continue reading

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The Dissolution of the Monasteries by Professor George Bernard

Professor Bernard of Southampton University History Department gives a convincing revisionist account of the dissolution of the monasteries, arguing that far from being solely motivated by financial gain, the King and his Commissioners acted ideologically, beginning with a genuine desire … Continue reading

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