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The Papal Zouaves: The Victorians who fought for the Pope by Fr Nicholas Schofield, Monday 26 April, 7pm

We are delighted to welcome Fr Nicholas Schofield to a Zoom presentation on 26 April at 7pm. He will talk about the volunteers from Britain and Ireland who flocked to Rome to help the Pope defend the Papal States between … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pole by Rev Dr Kenneth Carleton

Rev Carleton is a Deacon of Brentwood Diocese, UK. He gives an introduction to Cardinal Reginald Pole, Archbishop of Canterbury under Queen Mary, and son of Blessed Margaret Pole. To listen to the talk click on the arrow below or … Continue reading

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Francois Longuet and the Reading Mission – a talk via Zoom by Lindsay Mullaney, Thursday 18 March, 11am

Francois Longuet was a French emigre priest who came to Reading in the wake of the French Revolution. He founded a chapel in Reading, the first purpose-built one since the Reformation, which he called The Chapel of the Resurrection. We … Continue reading

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The History of Catholicism in the Bournemouth Area – talk by C Robson, Monday 15 March, 7.30pm

Chris Robson will be giving this talk via Zoom. Please email our Secretary, Angie Hodges, for the Zoom link.

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The Catholic Bishops of Arundel and Brighton 1965 – 2020 by Paul Severn

Published by the Isle of Wight Catholic History Society, and with the assistance of a grant from ECHA, Paul Severn has written the history of the Catholic Bishops of Arundel & Brighton since 1965 to the present day. The booklet … Continue reading

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Talk on Cardinal Pole by Rev Dr Kenneth Carleton – Saturday 6th February at 2pm

We are delighted to welcome Reverend Ken Carleton of Brentwood Diocese to speak to us on the subject of Cardinal Pole via Zoom this coming Saturday. For those of you who are able to join us the Zoom link is … Continue reading

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Marian Shrines in England – talk by Joanna Bogle – 9 February 2021, 7pm

Organised by the Friends of Westminster Cathedral, this talk will take place via Zoom at 7pm on Tuesday 9th February, cost £5 to go towards the Friends’ work supporting the cathedral. For the Zoom link and how to pay contact … Continue reading

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Monasticism in Suffolk by Dr Francis Young

Dr Francis Young spoke on this subject to our members during a recent Zoom lecture. It happened also to be the Feast of St Edmund to which he alludes at the beginning of the talk. Dr Young gives a masterly … Continue reading

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CFHS talk given by Tim Guile – Catholic Recusant Women in 16th and early 17th Century England – 30 January, 2pm

This lecture will be given via Zoom, and organised by the Catholic Family History Society. Click here for further information and to register for the talk

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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.

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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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