John Adamson

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May 27, 2022
The Siege of Loyalty House: A Civil War Story Jessie Childs Bodley Head, £25, 336 pages For a place that witnessed the longest and bloodiest siege of the English Civil War, the ruined Basing House in Hampshire is a curiously bland and unsuggestive site. Only the most fertile historical imagination can conjure from its surviving
December 03, 2021
The Dissolution of the Monasteries: A New History by James G Clark Yale UP, £25, 689 pages ________ Apart from the Black Death plague pandemic of the 1340s, no event in the years between the Norman Conquest and the Civil War brought more of a sudden or far-reaching change to England’s social and religious life
August 04, 2021
John Adamson reviews Catholics During the 
English Revolution, 1642-1660: 
Politics, Sequestration and Loyalty
, by Eilish Gregory
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