The Dispatch

Saint Eanswythe and the Plague

April 1, 2020 Roy Peachey 1

In the mid-7th century, the plague was not so much an existential threat as a regular event in England. Time and time again in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, St. Bede tells us, […]


The trouble with new books

July 24, 2019 Roy Peachey 3

The trouble with new books is that they prevent us from reading the old ones. That was the view of Joseph Joubert, writing two hundred years ago, and the problem he identified then is even […]