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The History of Catholic Fleetwood and North Fylde, Lancashire with Christopher Robson – 10 December, 7.30pm

Christopher Robson is a member of the ECHA and we are invited to join his presentation on this subject on Thursday December 10th at 7.30pm. The Zoom link is:

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The Cockpit of Conscience: Society, Politics and Religion in Stuart Lancashire 1603-1714 by Dr Anthony Hilton

This new publication of one of our members takes up Thomas Fuller’s 1662 characterisation of Lancashire as divided between Protestants and Catholics, showing how religious and political division undermined the county’s status-conscious society, obsessed with religion, a tension manifested in … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross for sale at auction from Grace Dieu, Leicestershire – 1st December 2020

14 carved wooden stations from the Grace Dieu estate are being sold at an auction house on 1st December 2020. Grace Dieu School which was run by the Rosminians, closed in the summer of this year.. Full details can be … Continue reading

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Henry I and his Abbey by Lindsay Mullaney

Members may be interested in the latest publication from Lindsay Mullaney on Henry I and Reading Abbey – details attached. Anyone who may in the past have attended talks/presentations by John and Lindsay Mullaney will know that they can look … Continue reading

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ECHA Annual General Meeting, Saturday 24 October

Due to the ongoing pandemic the ECHA’s AGM for 2020 will be held viaZoom on Saturday 24th October 2020 at 09.30 a.m. The AGM itself is expected to last 20 minutes. There will then follow a virtual break, and, at … Continue reading

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ECHA Newsletter June/September 2020

We apologise for the late edition of the newsletter this year. Various aspects of the Covid situation have combined to make publication difficult. Please click the link to download it, together with news of our Annual General Meeting which will … Continue reading

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With Help from the English Embassy: Spanish Civil War Letters by Loreto Sisters, 1936-38, by Dr Benjamin Hazard

We are grateful to Dr Hazard, of the School of History, University College Dublin, for providing us with this recording for our podcast which relates to a unique collection of letters written by Loreto Sisters during the Spanish Civil War. … Continue reading

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New publication on the early Bishops of Portsmouth

A new booklet has been published by the Isle of Wight Catholic History Society on the early Bishops of Portsmouth, each of which had a connection with the island. You can find more information here

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Three Marian Shrines in 16th Century England by Tim Guile

Tim Guile writes a fascinating account of the medieval shrines of Ipswich, Willesden and Walsingham. Read his paper in full here

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Cluniac Death Rituals: A Comparison with Covid Britain by John Mullaney

ECHA member John Mullaney has written a timely paper. Click here to read it in full.

Posted in English Monastic History

Renaissance Man: The World of Thomas Watson by Ian Johnson

This book has been newly published by one of our members. Who was Thomas Watson? Famous in his day, he was the epitome of Renaissance man: classical scholar, linguist, poet, playwright, musician, scientist, thinker, traveller, cosmologist, a man of intense … Continue reading

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News from the CCS, Durham

The Centre of Catholic Studies in Durham member Dr James Kelly has produced a 15-minute video on English convents in early modern Europe: pilgrimages, relics and Catholic identity. It is available here and is part of the Durham University Institute … Continue reading

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ECHA COVID-19 update

Sadly we have had to either cancel or postpone all our public events until further notice. We are planning that our AGM and Day Conference will be go ahead via Zoom on October 24th when Dr Carmen Mangion will be … Continue reading

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ECHA Newsletter March 2020

Please see the link below for our latest newsletter ECHA Newsletter_- March 2020

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London Catholic History Walks 2020

Refer to the London Catholic History Walks website for more details of the events below: RICHMOND: FRIDAY March 13th, 11am (note time, there is Mass at 10am) St Elizabeth’s RC Church, The Vineyard, Richmond TW10 6AQ. Nearest Tube and main … Continue reading

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The English Reformation and the European Renaissance – CHC conference 28 March 2020

The Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst is hosting an academic conference entitled The English Reformation and European Renaissance, whichwill take place on the afternoon of 28th March 2020 and will feature Professors Peter Davidson (Oxford) and Gerard Kilroy (UCL).  They … Continue reading

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Christian Heritage Centre, Stonyhurst – English Christian History and its Saints – Saturday 7 March

On Saturday 7th March the Christian Heritage Centre, Stonyhurst, Lancashire, will be running a family day on Our English Christian History and Its Saints. This will be a day of learning about and celebrating our English Christian story, and it … Continue reading

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ECHA Newsletter for December 2019

Please click on the link  below to read our latest newsletter 2019 Sept-December Newsletter

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Gresham College Lecture – How the English learned to hate Catholics by Professor Alec Ryrie

To read the text of Professor Ryrie’s recent lecture go to the link below: Click to access 2019-11-20_AlecRyrie_EnglishCatholics-T.pdf Gresham College

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Origins of Anti-Catholicism – lecture at the Museum of London, 20 November, 6pm

A Free Lecture: The origins of Anti-Catholicism by Alec Ryrie, Gresham Professor of Divinity Alec Ryrie is a Professor in the History of Christianity at Durham University. He’s a superb speaker and his previous series on Extreme Christianity and Atheism have … Continue reading

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