As late as 2015, Royals who married Catholics were removed from the line of succession, and Prime Ministers avoided disclosing their Catholicism in office.
5 November 2022 Read Time3 mins Read More
The design of the CR III cipher was produced by the College of Arms and continues a tradition of heraldry that has bound individual monarchs to the institution of monarchy for over a thousand years.
13 October 2022 Read Time4 mins Read More
Today's Russia is pursuing the same aims as in 1946: autarchy for Russia and Russian-dominated adjacent areas by a leader, under pressure from nationalistic backers, who has miscalculated the situation.
24 September 2022 Read Time12 mins Read More
Little did I know how consistently Firefox would be my window to the World Wide Web, nor how its security, and in time privacy focus, would shape my understanding of what it means to be online.
23 September 2022 Read Time2 mins Read More
'Fantasy (in this sense) is, I think, not a lower but a higher form of Art, indeed the most nearly pure form, and so (when achieved) the most potent.'
21 September 2022 Read Time5 mins Read More
I went up to the hillside and took a panorama view of the city and found the whole city on fire. - Kiyoshi Tanimoto,
6 August 2020 Read Time1 min Read More
The history of the Spanish Armada is a call to take care on our journey home. Although we may feel mauled by the day, we can salvage most of what we have.
29 July 2020 Read Time1 min Read More
A striking feature of Wells' book is the way in which he prefigured 'cancel culture' in the thinking of his fictional social scientist.
15 July 2020 Read Time2 mins Read More
The concept of a clock was chosen because it implies that unless we stop the seconds from ticking down, the hands will inevitably reach midnight.
9 July 2020 Read Time2 mins Read More
Plato wrote of cardinal virtues and their importance in the character of a good city. It is tempting to pickup this theme in regards to leadership.
27 June 2020 Read Time5 mins Read More
Much the same could be said for the current protests. Eventually the people will leave the streets and things will largely go back to how they were.
15 June 2020 Read Time3 mins Read More
Yet for all the antics, there was a certain honesty about such naked corruption. Votes were sold and it was clear who was buying them.
7 June 2020 Read Time2 mins Read More
One of the most memorable photographs of D-Day was taken by Chief Photographer's Mate Robert F. Sargent and aptly titled 'Into the Jaws of Death.'
6 June 2020 Read Time1 min Read More
The question today, for whom do you write? Perhaps to improve your scribblings; perhaps to attract a general audience; or perhaps it is for posterity?
13 May 2020 Read Time2 mins Read More
A compelling aspect is the way in which Hokusai's work burgeoned as he aged. An unconscious reaction to feeling we are yet to realise our potential.
10 May 2020 Read Time3 mins Read More