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Ferrara Day 2 – Botanical Gardens, Museo della Cattedrale & Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Ferrara

Day 2 didn’t begin so well. After a night of constant hypos (low blood sugars) I woke feeling like death and couldn’t face eating breakfast. Once the other half had eaten though and I managed to get up and about … Continue reading

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Venice – November 2014

Yes yes, I know I’ve been horribly MIA for a while. I kind of lost my muse for history blogging which is a damned shame. BUT I’m endeavouring now to get back into it – particularly as my recent visit … Continue reading

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Review – The Bad Popes by Russell Chamberlin

Each of the Popes considered in this book, from the gentle hermit pope Celestine V to the degenerate Rodrigo Borgia and the emperor pope Boniface VIII shared one heavy burden. They were not only the spiritual leaders of Europe but, … Continue reading

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