Category: Feature

Baptist Churches and their Books 0

Baptist Churches and their Books

Major research projects such as the Dissenting Academies Project at the Dr Williams’s Centre for Dissenting Studies, and the Reading Experience Database, have recently alerted us to the importance of book owership and book circulation in dissenting...

A new copy of the 1692 Bunyan folio 0

A new copy of the 1692 Bunyan folio

We can gain a remarkable insight into the use of Bunyan’s works thanks to a copy of the 1692 folio that has just been donated to the Angus Library and Archive, Regent’s Park College, Oxford, by the...

Catalogue of Sects 0

Catalogue of Sects

Updated 24 June 2014 Following my July post on the difficulty of finding a nice header for this new website, and after many attempts ranging from photographs of rural chapels to manuscript records, we have finally settled...

The ‘presbyterianism’ of Richard Heyrick 0

The ‘presbyterianism’ of Richard Heyrick

By James Mawdesley, The University of Sheffield N.B. References in brackets refer to The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly 1643-1652, ed. Chad van Dixhoorn (5 vols., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). I have recently been...

Early-modern dissent and visual culture 1

Early-modern dissent and visual culture

As Michael, Joel and I are little by little filling up the pages of this blog, we realize how little suitable material there seems to be out there to use to illustrate it. Of course, portraits of...