Annotations written in the margins of the Bible, which is one of only seven copies to survive, suggest that parishioners continued to speak Latin in church even after Henry banned it as part of his campaign against Roma We came from different planets, Jack and I.
My father was a diplomat, his, a jobbing bricklayer.
Ancient routes are being revived and new routes marked out to link holy sites with historic cathedrals.
About 30 new pilgrimage routes have opened in the past ten years, according to the British Pilgrimage Trust.
My mother choreographed mimes and let the washing go mouldy in the clothes basket, his baked rice puddings and sent him out for jellied eels — yet we were like one person. I’d met him at a workshop he was running on prayer.
He seemed to burn up the atmosphere with his electric vitality, sparking it with laughter and throwing out astonishing possibilities as he talked in terms I had never heard before about a God I didn’t recognise.
In a discovery that might not look out of place in the plot of a Dan Brown novel, a scholar has found secret handwritten notes hidden beneath false pages pasted into the oldest printed Bible in England.The inscriptions, which have been concealed in the 1535 edition of the Bible, indicate that historians have been wrong about the extent of Henry VIII’s power over his subjects.