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The House On The Strand (Daphne du Maurier) review by Geoffrey Valentine

Dick Young is staying at his friend Professor Magnus Lane’s house on the Cornish coast whilst he is in London, and is encouraged by him to try an experimental drug he is working on. 345 more words

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BUTCH CASTLE #2: CHIRK CASTLE

Chirk owns part of the Welsh Marches (and also a part of Offa’s Dyke), where there used to be a bunch of lords between England and Wales lording it over everyone and isolated from the King’s ‘peace’. 80 more words

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Day 676: The She-Wolf

The fifth novel in Maurice Druon’s wonderful Accursed Kings series begins where the first one did, with the problems of Isabella of France, unhappy queen of England and sister to Charles IV of France. 281 more words

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Women in Renaissance Portraiture

In the past, it seems to have been more common for demonology to be associated with women. This can be seen in the later Medieval period where women were seen as more prone to witchcraft than men. 495 more words

16th Century

Tibet, Karma Pakshi

The second karmapa , Karma Pakshi (1204-1283) is depicted seated in the lotus position with both hands on the ‘calling Earth to witness’ gesture. He has a broad face and a small goatee. 91 more words

Asian Art

Eclipses

There is a lot of excitement regarding the solar eclipse which can be viewed over much of Britain later this week. (Friday 20th March… 237 more words

Medieval Manuscript

Day 673: The Illuminator

It is the 14th century, and Lady Kathryn finds herself in a precarious position. She is a widow and owner of Blackingham Manor, the mother of 15-year-old twin sons. 611 more words

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