Why support this blog?

I write about the past. Particularly, the religious past of the UK in the twentieth century. I’ve written on religious art and music; on fiction; on politics, parliament and law; on theology and the churches; on new technology, particularly the Web.

Some of this work gets published, by presses such as Cambridge University Press. But I try to make as much as possible freely available to read here at None of my work is supported by public funds.

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