Category Archives: English Catholic History

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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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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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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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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Talk by Prof. Eamon Duffy on Cardinal Pole

Our readers might like to listen to this excellent address by Professor Eamon Duffy on Cardinal Reginald Pole given to the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham during a recent pilgrimage to Canterbury: Cardinal Reginald Pole: A Counter-Reformation Prince … Continue reading

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Saint John Henry Newman – Doctor of the Church? by Fr Marcus Holden

“The spiritual guide, the apologist, the modern visionary, the antidote to liberalism, the defender of conscience, the man who never sinned against the light – these are the reasons why Newman should be considered a Doctor of the Church.”  Blessed … Continue reading

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New plaque to commemorate martyrdom of Robert Aske – Clifford’s Tower, York – 30 November 2018

York Civic Trust and the Knights of St Columba announce the dedication of a plaque to Robert Aske, leader of the Pilgrimage of Grace, martyred for his Catholic faith in 1537. The plaque on Clifford’s Tower, York, will be unveiled … Continue reading

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