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The execution of the eight surviving conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot. Wellcome Images via Wikimedia , CC BY-SA

Forget gory Gunpowder – Jacobean England had a bloodcurdling appetite for violence

Dr Katy Gibbons, Senior Lecturer in History, has published an article in The Conversation. Here she reflects on responses to the violent scenes in the recent BBC 1 series Gunpowder, in particular the depictions of executions of Catholics by the Protestant authorities. This discussion reflects her research interests in early modern Catholicism in England and […]

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Katy Gibbons – Five of the Most Violent Moments of the Reformation

This article by Dr Katy Gibbons, Senior Lecturer in History at Portsmouth was published recently in The Conversation: Link: https://theconversation.com/five-of-the-most-violent-moments-of-the-reformation-71535 Katy’s research looks at religious exile in Early Modern Europe, its impact on the home and host societies, and what it reveals about the complex interactions between groups of coreligionists in different parts of Europe.  […]

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