Elizabethan village scene: Joris Hoefnagel, 'Fete at Bermondsey', c. 1569

Elizabethan village scene: Joris Hoefnagel, ‘Fete at Bermondsey’, c. 1569

Now that my historical research has strayed into investigating the lives of people only tangentially connected to my ancestors, I’ve decided to set up a separate website, to record my work on 16th and 17th century Catholic recusants – and more generally, on the subject of faith, family and identity in early modern England. I’ll continue to explore my own family history here, at Past Lives – but you can follow the story of the Langworths, and the network of recusant families with whom they were connected, over at the new blog, Recusants and renegades.