New Issue BCH

We are thrilled to announced the latest issue of British Catholic History is now online! It is yet another testimony to the liveliness of current research on the history of Catholics in Britain and Ireland. We are particularly excited to have the scoop on a newly discovered ballad by John Heywood in Jane Flynn’s essay. We have some fantastic Irish research, with Richard Keogh’s piece on Irish Catholic loyalty in the nineteenth century and Bronagh McShane’s article on female religious communities in early modern Ireland. Women are further of central importance in Liam Temple’s essay on the afterlives of Julian of Norwich in Restoration England. Those who attended our 2016 conference will be thrilled to see Mary Heimann’s keynote in print, and those who weren’t there are in for a treat on the secularisation of Francis of Assisi. We also have a number of reviews, including two more extensive ones, on Lyndal Roper’s Martin Luther and Carlos Eire’s Reformations.


Many thanks to our editor, reviews editor, and editorial board for bringing together yet another very rich issue, with such diverse topics by both early career and established scholars!