Patterson’s History of the Church of England

M.W. Patterson’s book A History of the Church of England is now a available for free download in PDF. It covers English Church history from the arrival of the first missionaries up to the Victorian era (when the book was written). The book became public domain last year. M.W. Patterson [1873-1944], A History of the Church of England. London:…

Early English Church History

The following public domain book is now available on-line in PDF: William Bright [1824-1901], Chapters of Early English Church History, 2nd Edition. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1888. Hbk. pp.476.  Click here to download [10.36 MB] View in PDF format Early English Church History Contents Chapter I (Introductory) The beginning of British Christianity unknown; No proof of…

New Book on the Cathars and Waldenses

Caterina Bruschi, The Wandering Heretics of Languedoc. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Hbk. ISBN-13: 9780521182270. pp.232. The publishers blurb reads: How should historians read sources which record inquisitorial trials in the Middle Ages? How can we understand the fears felt by those on trial? By analysing six volumes of depositions in the trial of Cathar…