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“This day died Mr. Samuel Pepys”

This day [26 May 1703] died Mr. Samuel Pepys, a very worthy, industrious and curious person, none in England exceeding him in the knowledge of the Navy … He was universally beloved, ho…

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Shaping the World to Come

Why were the fourth and fifth centuries such a crucial yet turbulent time for the universal Church? Patrick Whitworth outlines why these were such formative years for Christianity in these slides f…

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LIVE TWEETING: The opening of St Cuthbert's grave, 190 years on

UPCOMING EVENT: David Willem will be live tweeting the opening of St Cuthbert’s tomb in Durham Cathedral, 190 years to the day since it occurred. In his book, St Cuthbert’s Corp…

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A letter from Charles Darwin

GUEST BLOG: The discovery of a previously unknown letter from Charles Darwin to the ornithologist and priest Henry Baker Tristram casts new light on the cleric’s attitude towards evolution. Au…

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The last egg of the Great Auk

GUEST BLOG: The Victorian ornithologist, explorer, and priest Henry Baker Tristram was a remarkable man. Author W. G. Hale tells us the story of the last collected egg of the Great Auk.  Canon…

Added about 3 weeks ago.