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Historian | folklorist | Latinist | author of 14 books | FRHistS | indexer | Reader/LLM in the CofE

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@geemolly70 It wasn't. I can't now remember where it was, though! @Sigmafour101 Yes! In the period before the Norman invasion, Hiberno-Norse clergy usually trained at Worcester. A n… https://t.co/2HPjf08qaBIt's amazing how floods and heavy rain do this. I remember a ghost of the outer moat of Hengrave Hall (filled in c1… https://t.co/gSVg9Mpp9QSt Wulfstan of Worcester was one of the more popular English saints in Ireland - the important St Wolstan's Priory… https://t.co/mIuim1GquD @PrieneV They are! Gave Ralph Fiennes a definite advantage, I imagineWe are looking forward to the next talk in the series From Rise to Ruins, telling the story of the Abbey of St Edmu… https://t.co/ZR1Ddsgdcz
Retweeted by Dr Francis Young @RFMacLellan "It's just passed down..." 😂🤣 I'm dyin'!Scroll down for a great video on coaching for a Suffolk accent! https://t.co/HaZR0hsuJw @FaraiUnVers @FatherSJMC Yes, I do wonder what would happen if the Church 'marketed' training by offering to fund a… https://t.co/kR77BhnmU9 @tigerrector The mountaineering-wear of the era elicits even more admiration...19 Jan 1686: John Evelyn notes in his diary #otd : 'Dryden the famous play-poet ... & Mrs Nelle [Gwyn] ... were sai… https://t.co/feAXQGhRvQ
Retweeted by Dr Francis Young19 Jan 1624: Robert Rookwood, son of Ambrose, gunpowder plotter knighted by James VI & I #otd who was clearly not l… https://t.co/kNteLkiULp
Retweeted by Dr Francis Young @FourRedShoes @PLR_UK Now there's no call for gloating... @DrFrancisYoung takes a new look at the clerical antiquarianism of yesteryear. Is the scholar antiquarian a priestl… https://t.co/6c9H7mKLuh
Retweeted by Dr Francis Young @FaraiUnVers @FatherSJMC I'm not altogether sure that I want more academic clergy - but I definitely want more clerical academics!The brass dates from the Marian era, as Goodrich died in May 1554. It always seems ironic that such a hot reformer… https://t.co/gsWqv4fysrWe now go live to the 1930 world human whack-a-mole championships https://t.co/IMzZdvCgM1 @alexjcraven It's surprising how teacher training, even for secondary, does impart some skills transferrable to ear… https://t.co/O0zva9p9CUI really want to believe that a predecessor of Galloway & Porter was already trading in 1608 under John Porter... 😂 https://t.co/iAlK9CVgm2 @alexjcraven If lockdown lasts for another 7 years I'll finally get to use my mean skills as a trained secondary te… https://t.co/rXTEDyupZc#EpigraphyTuesday - The Military Diploma of Reburrus, a Spanish decurion (junior officer) in the 1st Pannonian cava… https://t.co/SG4BHdXoxY
Retweeted by Dr Francis Young @mthr_jo @MadsDavies My sister, who is trained to administer the vaccine, assures me it isn't just a question of 'jabbing away'... @davidwalkernc @MirandaTHolmes @PLR_UK I do already! I write ghost stories under F. K. Young. Maybe I could also wr… https://t.co/f6nbgqjk30 @MirandaTHolmes @davidwalkernc @PLR_UK More fool us for not writing Mills & Boons... @verstimmungen @JoelBordeaux The video is like a perfectly crafted microcosm for the teaching of political and cons… https://t.co/Qsz7bAzedO @CatholicKanger1 You see? They listened eventuallyJudicial backlogs were a big problem in 16th-century England - to which Cardinal Wolsey came up with some creative… https://t.co/dJdWjLu9xc @davidwalkernc @MirandaTHolmes @PLR_UK I don't know. But the bulk of most authors' ALCS income is from digitisation… https://t.co/4s84E564is @MirandaTHolmes @PLR_UK Tfw your publisher doesn't send you your royalties because they'd be eaten up by the price… https://t.co/HxvcciK9Zu
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@StephanieLahey The Opéra Comique of cathedrals! @ThomasWRuston @RyanTurnbull20 I was never quite sure what to do with All Saints last year, which fell on a Sunday;… https://t.co/sZd2wP12maHow should I spend my @PLR_UK payment of £6.21? Yacht or private island? @bealelab @keithfrankish @EduardHabsburg There is, of course, the theory that the Cerdicings (ancestors of the pres… https://t.co/HR4NsWKOjF @bealelab @keithfrankish @EduardHabsburg There were some families in medieval Rome who claimed to be able to trace… https://t.co/i7zlUEI25D @ThosPlant It's more the culture of all-day meetings I object to (in real life or online) rather than the zooming, tbhWhat is it with Anglicans and their obsession with all-day meetings, *even via Zoom*? 😫 @DrJanMachielsen Perfectly fine. Trust me, I'm an editor. I'm even qualified to remove your appendix 😉 @nokiaronin 'Lenkas(-ė)' covers that @PseudoGalen @Seb_Falk @photograph_tut @w_carruthers Speaking as an editor, I would tend to remove it as an unneces… https://t.co/lL5nN4CdP6 @brianrcraft @P_G_Anderson Ooh @guthrie_stewart @HutchinsonDave Since he's no longer their Commander-in-Chief after 12 noon, it would be great if… https://t.co/E7Z1oA218t @DanKaszeta Just the other day I was chatting to me mates in Livonian @CAHutch1990 @frjonathanbish One of my favourite pieces of trivia is about the word 'trivia', which is sometimes a… https://t.co/LsNwnmyN67Widewuto will rise again! https://t.co/YB1ajk16S4 @DrJamesHannam @DLVLK But I think it makes more sense as a *description* rather than a label, if that makes sense @DrJamesHannam @DLVLK I think the term is impossible to apply to Europe as a whole at any point in time, but I have… https://t.co/fkeNNans97 @LeonieVHicks @_F_B_G_ @LoicTheStoic Not me! 😂 @henrywgc @AidanOSulliva15 @frjonathanbish Sometimes I wish that were true @TartanBiretta @frjonathanbish Ah, that would explain the cope! @DLVLK I think there is a bit of a revisionist trend to revive the much despised term now, albeit with the more res… https://t.co/0yBR3Ud8l0Great to see that this edited collection about Russian musicians in 20th-century Britain (whose English abstracts I… https://t.co/c42RddTeLv @NicolaBown1 @frjonathanbish Yes. @P_G_Anderson Many people don't understand that, historically, the opposite poles in a monarchical polity are the m… https://t.co/hDnyKRlshq @P_G_Anderson Cf. John Adamson's approach to the English Civil War: https://t.co/6PylGzV1oE @frjonathanbish This. I can't shake the thought that God may be chastising and humbling the Church through decline,… https://t.co/DIAgYrzhnI @AChillGhost Ha ha! Yes, I can see he would have loathed the melodrama of 'The Beetle'. But they had the weirdness in common @P_G_Anderson That would have been a tall order in a country still dominated by a warlord aristocracy; I'd argue it… https://t.co/gdxaX7xoZ6 @AChillGhost A superb piece! Thank you. I didn't know Aickman was Marsh's grandson (or at least I'd completely forgotten it)'The plaster is always flaking away, the floorboards are always giving underfoot. A faint sense of weary loathsomen… https://t.co/eDU1fC5eEd @scary_biscuits @WilliamHDunne @frjonathanbish Very rare for that period. They were out of fashion by the mid-c17th @P_G_Anderson Though it's always important to remember the huge economic and social problems with which Haile Selassie failed to grapple @WilliamHDunne @scary_biscuits @frjonathanbish Yes, the bearded were traditionally confined to a vocation with the… https://t.co/0FktPMlNIp @P_G_Anderson 'Haile Selassie has triumphed over Italy's profane Fascist regime...' Wow, I didn't know there was fo… https://t.co/ajh8DG7wnd @andrewpconnell @WilliamHDunne @frjonathanbish All of this is so much more impressive when you imagine wearing tail… https://t.co/mgiEFJwsPS @scary_biscuits @WilliamHDunne @frjonathanbish It appears they do https://t.co/dQIawpeyfd @scary_biscuits @WilliamHDunne @frjonathanbish Do the Ordinariates have permanent deacons? @PaulBHalsall @tapanisimojoki Yes, I can appreciate that it won't feel much different @RobinWardSSH @scary_biscuits @WilliamHDunne @frjonathanbish I have a vague memory there might have been some of th… https://t.co/SseeoSuWDm @andrewpconnell @WilliamHDunne @frjonathanbish Must have kept a few high-end London tailors and robemakers in business @burgonsoc @LJMU I think nearly all of @AngliaRuskin's gowns and hoods are blue @scary_biscuits @WilliamHDunne @frjonathanbish Indeed. It also conferred the requirement of celibacy. The subdiacon… https://t.co/4sZ9eXb2Ue @DranduAmaria @EdmundGriffiths Thanks... @Calthalas @katherineschof8 @hagenilda @mjhorswell I've thought a lot about harnessing the energy of inevitability… https://t.co/8oQORpn2fy @EdmundGriffiths I actually finished a book review the other day. The imaginary crowd went wild @WilliamHDunne @frjonathanbish It's interesting that James II never had an issue with being anointed by CofE clergy… https://t.co/yslPYVKwvd @WilliamHDunne @frjonathanbish The official line taken by the time of Louis XVI's coronation was that it was an exa… https://t.co/6y18jiTIFK @katherineschof8 @hagenilda @Calthalas @mjhorswell 'History, you say? Let my just fire up my entirely scientific da… https://t.co/0BjycZah98 @frjonathanbish What I find interesting about the Tongan ceremony is that even the free church minister who did the… https://t.co/9Cmbmnc3f9 @RectrixArwen Well, I came to faith in Christ at the moment an ancient Jesuit priest elevated the Host with the wor… https://t.co/rl2o2tPCuM @frjonathanbish Tonga has no national church, though; its monarchs seem to get crowned in a variety of different fr… https://t.co/0TAVN6L6SO @frjonathanbish The presiding Wesleyan minister wore a cope at the coronation of the previous King of Tonga in 2008… https://t.co/fywWuQmUCF @HooklandGuide Exofairies @orsonpresence @britishlibrary Shocking. How will Luxembourg ever embrace the Christian faith without it? @PaulBHalsall @tapanisimojoki No, I think that would be a misrepresentation of what the NHS does. It isn't explicit… https://t.co/4Sx6fmgZyo @logologue There was an earlier translation, yes @EliotWilson2 @britishlibrary From the Dutch Statenbijbel, apparently @DrSamGeorge1 @SmaragdinaVisio @Robin_C_Douglas Is the Judaeo-Masonic-Bolshevik conspiracy now out of fashion?This @britishlibrary blogpost explains why King Charles II was responsible for sponsoring the translation of the Bi… https://t.co/nrG2rADIbN @tifferrobinson @tapanisimojoki If all he meant was decisions about prioritising care, he made a very odd choice of… https://t.co/kE27MJDOov @tapanisimojoki You'd think a judge might have a better grasp of logic, really @tapanisimojoki What he doesn't seem to realise is that the defence that he was really talking about the value of h… https://t.co/oclFmybGIy @DLVLK Why is this cheese wearing tweed? @yuanyi_z Believing the government can't do anything right is every bit as irrational as believing it can't do anything wrong @HolyCountenance @_F_B_G_ @LoicTheStoic But having said that, I firmly believe that the Eucharist should always be… https://t.co/JZ77XrD6wQ @HolyCountenance @_F_B_G_ @LoicTheStoic It bespeaks simultaneously a kind of hypersacerdotalism and a kind of conte… https://t.co/XQE7Y8VUWE @_F_B_G_ @RobinWardSSH @PriceLaurence @mthr_jo @ExeterCollegeOx In Cambridge there's a general tradition of May Wee… https://t.co/1CzV3j88uB @_F_B_G_ @LoicTheStoic I'm not against concelebration, but I understand concelebration as several priests celebrati… https://t.co/xPmBhmHDcm @PriceLaurence @yuanyi_z I'm now trying to imagine how large a parcel would have to have been in 1929 to cost £1 to send18 Jan: feast of Ulfrid (Wilfrid) #otd an #English missioner in #Sweden who was martyred after attacking image of… https://t.co/ScDIp3fcfs
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