Category Archives: English Catholic History

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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Newman Conference, Christian Heritage Centre, Stonyhurst

Please go to the following link for information on this upcoming conference to mark the first anniversary of the canonisation of St John Henry Newman https://christianheritagecentre.com/event/newman/

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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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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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Know Popery – Annual Lecture on Catholic Culture and History – Lewes, 8 November 2018

The Annual Lecture on Catholic Culture and History  organised in Lewes, Sussex, will take place on 8 November.  The subject is ‘Know Popery’ and the lecturer will be Michael Maslinski, 10-times great nephew of Father John Gerard.   

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ECHA Annual General Meeting and Day Conference – Saturday 20 October, Westminster

Click here for all the information you need on our upcoming Annual General Meeting and Day Conference on the subject of Bishop Challoner to be held at Westminster Cathedral (Hinsley Room) on Saturday 20th October

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A History of Reading Abbey by John and Lindsay Mullaney

Reading Abbey, a Cluniac monastery, was founded in 1121 by Henry I, the son of William the Conqueror, in remembrance of his own son William, who had died tragically at sea. Little remains now of what was once the largest and … Continue reading

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Bishop Youens of Northampton by Mrs Margaret Orborne

Bishop Laurence Walter Youens was a convert to the Catholic faith from Anglicanism, and was ordained priest in 1901 in High Wycombe, the first Catholic priest ordained there since the Reformation. After a period of missionary work in North Africa, … Continue reading

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Day Conference in Birmingham

Archdiocese of Birmingham Historical Commission England and Rome: Anglo-Papal relations c1350 to 1870 at Cathedral House (Grimshaw Room) Birmingham Monday 25 June 2018 10.45 am to 4.00 pm (registration from 9.45 am) Speakers Prof. R.N. Swanson  ‘Exploiters or exploited’; the … Continue reading

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Buckfast Abbey: Book launch and Conference – 7 October 2017

There will be a special one day conference at Buckfast Abbey to launch a new book on the history, art and architecture of the Abbey ahead of their millenium year in 2018. The date will be Saturday 7th October. It … Continue reading

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Downside Lectures 2017

Please click here for information on then2017 Downside Lectures    

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Catholic History Day, Bar Convent, York, Saturday 3rd June 2017

This year’s programme: Exile and Return: The Bar Convent and the English Catholic Story   Dr. James Kelly:  Rendering unto Caesar? The secular, the sacred and the formation of an English Catholic identity c.1558-1793 Dr. Cormac Begadon:  Exile and Mission: the … Continue reading

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