Review: Rebellion

Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution by Peter Ackroyd My rating Summary: Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning the progress south of the Scottish king, James [...]

Dragons, a Key Theme?

While travelling through our dear Lorraine in which I’m currently expatriated, why not hop by Malbrouck’s castle in Manderen? From April to October 2005 is held there a dragon-themed exhibition, organized in partnership with Paris Natural History Museum.Artworks, goldsmith’s works, paintings, statues and manuscripts from many eras… The exhibition totals about 200 pieces from public [...]

The Eleusinian Mysteries

A bit of reading regarding the Eleusinian Mysteries. Held annually in the city of Eleusis in honor of Demeter and her daughter Persephone, they were the most sacred and revered ritual celebration of ancient Greece, their origin possibly dating back to the early Mycenaean period.Quite a long essay (for a web page), but an instructing [...]

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