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Explore the fascinating world of 11th-century herbal remedies

In a time before science dominated medicine, many remedies were meant to soothe the soul, along with the body.

How Maryland was named after the devout Catholic wife of a doomed English king

Henrietta Maria, the wife of King Charles I, tried to convert as many English people as she could and scandalized the locals by praying for Catholic martyrs.

Newly discovered John Locke manuscript shows toleration for “Papists”

The Enlightenment thinker, who influenced the American revolutionaries, was not previously known for tolerance of Catholics.

UK Catholic bishop converts Church’s own medieval estate to wildlife sanctuary

Bishop John Arnold is using the 16th-century Wardley Hall to launch his Laudato Si' response.

Church excavation rediscovers oldest stone church in England

A small church in Kent has provided clues to the spread of English Christianity and ancient international relations.

UK Catholic churches and schools switch to renewable energy

As a result of one of the largest green energy contracts in the UK, nearly 5,000 facilities will move away from fossil fuels.

A brief (and slightly biased) history of Christianity in Britain

Although Augustine is considered the founder of English Christianity, Christians had existed in the British Isles centuries before his arrival.

Parents ask UK court for permission to move comatose daughter to Italy

In echoes of the Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans cases, parents are fighting to keep child alive.

BREAKING NEWS: UK’s court-ordered abortion ruling is overturned

An order forcing a mentally-disabled woman to have an abortion against her will was overturned on appeal.

For kids: What was life like for medieval monks?

English Heritage's educational video series engages children in discussion.

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