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 to Venice has reawoken the love of history in me. Yep, you heard me right... Continue Reading →

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, through an audacious forgery (the so called Donation of Constantine), they were also territorial princes... Continue Reading →

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