Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Pope escapes

One of several occasions when a Pope has been forced to flee his palace rather than be roughed up or even murdered; this time in 1848, as retold by Augustus Hare, quoting Beste. Interesting to note that this escape for … Continue reading

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Britain and Europe

Some political issues never get resolved, it seems, and those we consider urgent may be a lot older than we think.  Britain and Europe?  The author and journalist Stephen Graham has something to say; a surprisingly long time ago: “England … Continue reading

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