In the Shadow of the Bum Courts

Is it a footballer? Is it an MP? No… it’s a Superinjunction! Yes, the infamous writ of Shut-The-Hell-Up is back. Someone’s been bad. But because they’re rich we’re not, repeat not, allowed to talk about it. Unless we’re in Parliament, or Scotland, or anywhere in the world part from England and Wales. The superinjunction is…

Rude Tudors

This Autumn, I’ve got an article out in Northern History, or the ‘Journal in the North’ as it should now be called. It’s about the way neighbourhood worked in the small Northumberland village of Dilston, seen through the eyes of the manor court – the lowest, most localized place of justice in medieval and early-modern…