Month: February 2012

Comfortable history

This is going to be a two-parter. Once upon a time I had lunch with David McCullough. Yes, the David McCullough. And no, I can’t claim that I know him very well. Forgive the explanatory aside, but it so happens that my brother enjoys…

History: The Everyman Discipline?

I imagine that this will be a recurring theme for a while – I had thought that one single post would address it sufficiently…until the discussion about reenacting and living history blossomed (well, maybe that’s a tad hyperbolic … but it did get some…

More to Papal row than just lust (From The Northern Echo)

“It’s made me think a very different way about Henry. From Rome, you don’t see a Tudor tyrant. You see a midranking northern monarch. Sometimes he has influence, often he doesn’t.” Mid-ranking northern monarch. Couldn’t have said it better myself. Besides what it says…

Exploding Pope!

It’s been a few days since my last post; I’ve been swamped with things that I have to write, that have kept me away from what I want to write…like this blog. I have something coming tomorrow. In the meantime, I’m responding to yet…

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