The Early Modern Commons

Recusants and renegades

Recent Posts


24 March 2023

I would like to apologise to all those who have left comments and questions on my posts over the past few years. I have to admit that, since my last post in 2017, I’ve neglected this...

A new blog

17 April 2017

If you like this website, and you’re interested in the Tudor and Stuart period, you might like my new family history site, Yeomen and Kinsmen, which tells the story of my...

The search for Gregory Martin

4 May 2016

In recent posts I’ve written about Thomas Lucke, the former Augustinian canon who was precentor of Michelham Priory, Sussex, until its suppression by Thomas Cromwell in 1537,...

The Augustinian connection

25 April 2016

We were in Vienna, Austria, for a few days last autumn, and on the Sunday morning we went to High Mass at the Augustinerkirche, which was once the parish church of the Habsburgs. The...