Category: Billets

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.

BBC 3 Free Thinking with Caroline Bowden

  Listen to this fabulous programme on Religious Divisions, Puppet Shows and Politics, featuring Lucy Underwood, Caroline Bowden and Alison Shell on early modern English Catholicism. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0000xvn The section starts at 15’14. Thank you to these...

The Biographical Register of English Nuns in Exile

The Who Were the Nuns? database has now been complemented by a fabulous volume: English Catholic Nuns in Exile, 1600– 1800. A Biographical Register, edited by K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, Prosopographia & Genealogica Occasional...

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Launching the blog

Until quite recently, the history of early modern English nuns remained the niche of Catholic scholars and Catholic presses. But although post-Reformation English nuns were left out of the national historical construct for a...

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