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Ghosts, Satanism, and 19th-Century Tourism at West Wycombe

2 September 2013

Decades after the group ceased to meet, the stories of the Monks of Medmenham Abbey circulated in the form of rumors and gossip.  And, as members of the club passed away, popular interest...

Pop Culture and Medmenham

6 January 2013

As those of you who follow this blog know, it’s been inactive for a while.  This is because I took a new position at my university and haven’t had time to do the necessary...

The Public Reputation of the Medmenham Monks

17 June 2012

How much did the London public know about the existence of the Monks of Medmenham Abbey during the 1750s and early 1760s?  It is clear that its members had little reticence about publicizing...