The NECBS had a very successful meeting in October 2017 at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, with panels covering Medieval to modern, and ranging into the visual arts and digital humanities. For the plenary talk, Professor Shannon McSheffrey of Concordia University led us on a fascinating tour through her recent research on “Felons and Hospitaller Knights: Sanctuary, Justice, and Mercy in England, c. 1500.” Our great thanks to her for a stimulating presentation. And special thanks to Anna Suranyi who, as Local Arrangements Chair, ensured our warm welcome to Endicott College. Finally, we express our deep gratitude to Paul Deslandes, immediate past President of NECBS, for his leadership and vision.