Early Modern English Nuns ... and their Catholic contexts

Private devotion at Oxburgh Hall

On 17 December 2020, and as part of its project entitled A Material World – Portable Devotion, the Warburg Institute aired a wonderful lecture by Anna Forrest, presenting the incredible finds made by the...

Read three new #nuntastic articles online

We are delighted to announce the publication of three #nuntastic articles in RECONSTRUCTING EARLY-MODERN RELIGIOUS LIVES: THE EXEMPLARY AND THE MUNDANE co-edited by Anne Dunan-Page, Laurence Lux-Sterritt and Tessa Whitehouse in the latest issue...

Conventual buildings and the monastic ideal

Our common modern saying “A place for everything, and everything in its place” can be used to illustrate the monastic conception of space: each room, and within each room, each feature, was to serve...

The great lockdown of 2020

So, we are all pretty much in lockdown. After an initial phase of anxiety and numbness, simply trying to digest the extend of what is currently happening to the world as we know it,...

Delving into conventual archives as a PhD candidate

Claire Schiano (PhD candidate at Aix-Marseille Université) shares her experience in the conventual archives of the Much Birch community of Poor Clare religious. Planning my research trip Before starting my primary sources research project,...

Caroline Bowden’s recent editions of MSS

Caroline Bowden, pioneer of the study of early modern English convents in Exile, has always been most productive. You will find here an article posted in the news of Queen Mary University of London...

A map of English convents in exile on the Continent.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1RDC3d9juuaYFnSgWAEk9QB51nLbSsp4I&ll=21.18794979554151%2C46.83792003952067&z=4 I have made this wee map (see link above) to show how close together some of the convents were; each Order is represented by a different colour.

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