When you believe in things
That you don’t understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition aint the way

Superstition by Stevie Wonder

Triumph of the Moon

I’ve just finished reading the ‘Triumph of the Moon’ 2nd ed by Professor Ronald Hutton. A mighty tome about the rise of modern paganism, and how it developed out of the changes in society in the last couple of centuries. The book poses the question of why modern pagan witchcraft appeared in England in the […]

In the mid-19th century was religion in Reading typical of south-east England?

This essay compares religion in Reading in the middle of the 19th century with nearby southern counties and the rest of England to determine if Reading was typical or not. This essay will show Reading had a higher proportion of the population attending church and a more diverse religious population, and that this was due to local historical factors.

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