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History Today: Hans Holbein: The Artist in a Changing World by Jeanne Nuechterlein

In Augsburg’s Staatsgalerie Altdeutsche Meister there is a three-paneled painting illustrating the life of St Paul, painted by local artist Hans Holbein the Elder in 1504. Commissioned for the city’s Dominican convent of St Katherine, it includes,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 30 Sep 2020

Thomas More, Utopia (1685), translated by Gilbert Burnet

As this blogging site indicates the vast majority of discoveries tend to be inscriptions of a single owner. Yet bibliophilism was not always an individual hobby and book ownership was certainly not a private matter. Collective ownership involving women...

Happy 80th birthday, Sir Ian McKellen!

25 May 2019, the 80th birthday of Ian McKellen! I was recently lucky enough to catch his one-man show Ian McKellen on Stage at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. He’s performing this show up and down the country for most of the year, a feat that...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 May 2019

Shakespeare and the strangers: Refugee Week

This week, 18-24 June 2018, has been Refugee Week in the UK . This is its twentieth year, timed to coincide with the worldwide Refugee Day, 20 June. The need to remember the plight of refugees is just as acute, if not more so, than it has ever been. Quoting...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Jun 2018

International Migrants Day: Ira Aldridge and theatre

18 December is International Migrants Day, when the courage and contribution of migrants and refugees around the world is especially celebrated. In the play Sir Thomas More, Shakespeare wrote persuasively about the plight of people fleeing their own countries:...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Dec 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Authority Revisited: Towards Thomas More and Erasmus in 1516

Lectio International Conference 30th November - 3rd December 2016, University of Leuven, Belgium In the year 1516, two crucial texts for the cultural history of the West saw the light: Thomas More’s Utopia and Desiderius Erasmus’s Novum Instrumentum....
From: The Renaissance Diary on 30 Nov 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: Utopia for 500 Years

A Conference on Thomas More’s Utopia to be held at St. Thomas More College, University Of Saskatchewan22-24 September 2016, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the work’s publicationIn the five hundred years since Thomas More published...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 22 Sep 2016

Shakespeare Out of Europe

Shakespeare Out of Europe By Graham Holderness From Will to the world by Peter Brookes. Radio Times 20-26 Sept. 1986 I remember a time when British culture among the educated was thoroughly European. Everyone listened to French music, wore Italian clothes,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 2 Sep 2016

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette (September 1, 1766).“THOMAS MORE’S ALMANACK, For the Year 1767. Is in the Press at W. Weyman’s.” When it came to the printers and booksellers in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Sep 2016

News: Utopia at the British Library

Photograph by Tony Antoniou, courtesy of the British Library.SCEMS’ Cathy Shrank and Phil Withington have both contributed to a contemporary addition to the British Library’s Treasures Gallery: “Visions of Utopia”. Marking the...
From: SCEMS on 2 Aug 2016

Shakespeare and Europe

Shakespeare and Europe (Originally posted as part of the British Council Voices Magazine) Abraham Ortelius: Map of Europe, 1595. Shortly after the lamentable news of the referendum result, I heard some English politicians being interviewed on BBC radio. ...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 26 Jul 2016

Erasmus on More

Desiderius Erasmus died on July 12, 1536--just a year and six days after his friend Thomas More--in Basel of dysentery. This blog describes their friendship, and this paper, provided by the Center for Thomas More Studies provides more analysis, especially...

St. Thomas More's Final Preparations for Death

As Samuel Johnson said in the eighteenth century, "Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully." St. Thomas More did not have a fortnight to prepare for his execution--or rather he...

The Fortnight for Freedom: July 1 at the Tower and at Tyburn

Today is the first Friday of the month, so my husband and I will attend Noon Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception here in Wichita, with 30 minutes of Adoration after Mass and Benediction. The Cathedral has hosted 24 hours of Adoration and...

St. Thomas More, Trusting in God

From one of his letters written in the Tower, St. Thomas More tried to help his daughter help his family understand what he had to do. This is from the Office Readings for the Feast of Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More, June 22, the second reading, Common...

From the Birmingham Oratory: Faith of our Fathers

The weekly reflection from Newman's foundation, the Birmingham Oratory, compares and contrasts the challenges Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More faced in the sixteenth century to those Catholics in England face today:Today in this country, being a faithful...

For Ladies Only: Sisters of Sophia

For seven years, the Eighth Day Institute hosted meetings of the Hall of Men, a male-only enclave of fellowship and formation, with presentations on various heroes (and some heroines) of Christianity. The Eighth Day Institute brings Orthodox, Catholic,...

On The Son Rise Morning Show: Thomas More, Either/Or?

Anna Mitchell contacted me Thursday afternoon, asking me to discuss my comments on the BBC History Magazine article "Thomas More: Saint or Sinner?" on the Son Rise Morning Show. I'll be on after the 7:45 a.m. Eastern break (6:45 a.m. Central). Please...

Who Josephine Tey Really Was (and Richard III)

The Wall Street Journal published a review by Carl Rollyson of a new biography of Josephine Tey by Jennifer Morag Henderson. "Josephine Tey" was one of two pseudonyms of Elizabeth MacKintosh. She also used the nom-de-plume "Gordon Daviot" when writing...

Blessed John Storey: Kidnapped and Executed

Dom Bede Camm, in his survey of the martyrs beatified by Pope Leo XIII, compares Blessed John Storey (or Story) to Blessed (as he was then) Thomas More: two laymen, involved in the courts, married with families, serving their monarchs in the prosecution...

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