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  • Caravaggio: The Artist as a Doomed Man

    Caravaggio: The Artist as a Doomed Man

    Caravaggio was a commissioned artist who depicted the standard religious iconography of his day yet he was to turn that standard on its …

  • The Agincourt Carol

    The Agincourt Carol

    An English folk song written soon after the Battle of Agincourt to commemorate Henry V’s famous victory over the forces of the French …

  • Christina Rossetti: Remember

    Christina Rossetti: Remember

    Christina Rossetti was a great Victorian poet of love and loss who lived her life in the shadow of her more illustrious father, Gabriele …

  • Ante Pavelic: The Butcher of the Balkans

    Ante Pavelic: The Butcher of the Balkans

    Of all ‘Hitler’s Quislings’ none was more fanatical or brutal than Ante Pavelic, the Croat nationalist whose policy of ethnic …

  • War in the Vendee

    War in the Vendee

    At the height of the French Revolutionary War conflict erupted in the Vendee, an isolated rural region on the West Coast of France. It was …

  • Huey Long: The Kingfish

    Huey Long: The Kingfish

    It is not difficult in the State of Louisiana to find reference to Huey Long, one of the most significant politicians ever to emerge from …

  • Upton Sinclair: A Socialist Governor for California

    Upton Sinclair: A Socialist Governor for California

    Upton Beal Sinclair was born in Baltimore on 20 September, 1878. His father was an alcoholic who could not hold down a job and the family …

  • Life of a Roman Slave

    Life of a Roman Slave

    Slavery was a fact of life in the Ancient World it was neither peculiar to Rome, nor an indication of any particular brutality on its part …

  • Roman Diet

    Roman Diet

    The Rocky spine that runs the length of Italy and the hard ground and kind of soil it produces ensured that as much as two-thirds of its …

  • The Slapton Sands Tragedy

    The Slapton Sands Tragedy

    Slapton is a beautiful village on the isolated South Devon Coast of England. Peaceful and tranquil, the perfect place of refuge for those …