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A First-Century Copy of the Gospel of Mark?

In the last week or so I’ve had a number of inquiries about news stories of the discovery of a fragment of the Gospel of Mark dating to the first century AD.  861 more words

This is the Part When I Cringe . . .

Book One is officially being edited. By officially, I mean that I paid a real-life editor to real-life edit it.

Here’s what I’m picturing. My editor and his partner are sitting around a table, laptops open, clicking on the attachment that is my manuscript. 381 more words


Just a Small Glass of Whoop Whoop and a Dash of Bittersweet

Okay, so I usually try to post something on Wednesdays and Saturdays to give me some form of routine. As per usual, I’ve attempted to stick with that routine and failed. 310 more words

The Scary Monster Called Reality

Holy Palaeography!

Years ago, when I studied at the University of York, palaeography was actually a required class that all medievalists, regardless of specialization, had to take.  Training started in the first term–all new medievalists took an introductory palaeography course with topics that ranged from the earliest scripts to the latest in the period.   382 more words


Recognizing Your Dreams

I am a person who is continuously working towards their dreams. I am a planner. And while lately things haven’t been as planned out (which I’m learning isn’t the worst thing), I am still constantly working towards the end point. 639 more words

More words and also other artefacts

One of my favourite scenes from the painted pillar in Faversham parish church – the Annunciation to the Shepherds

Photograph: by Imogen Corrigan

Last night I joined more than a hundred other people who had come out to hear Professor Richard Gameson give a lecture at the Canterbury Cathedral Archives for the local branch of the Historical Association. 581 more words


Letters to Anthony Hamond of Westacre, High-House

A collection of 91 letters written over a 24 year period (1795-1819) from Benjamin Wymberly Salmon to his wealthy friend Anthony Hamond. The topics include, among others: estate management including news of the West Indian pineapples in his new “hot house”, mutual friends in the East Indies, Norfolk politics and candidates for local elections, trips to London, Bath, and Norwich, the possible erection of a memorial monument to Lord Nelson, in Norwich, etc.

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