M.R. James’ East Anglia

Best known as the writer of some of the finest ghost stories ever published, M.R. James was also the foremost medieval scholar of his day and had a strong academic and personal interest in East Anglia’s landscape and history. This lecture examines James’ East Anglian connections, from his involvement with excavations at St Edmund’s abbey in Bury to his significant early work on the bosses of Norwich Cathedral, and looks at the influence which the region had on the development of his ghost stories. Further details can be found here.