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May Day is one of those holidays that seems medieval, even ancient; the customs of flowers and fertility rites definitely feel like they go back a long time, and if they don’t, they should. This is the difficulty with settling down to write about medieval...

Caravaggio Caravaggio was based in Rome at the beginning of the 17th century when it was a strong centre of Cathocism - but it also had a dark underbelly and underclass he demonstrates intense naturalism - his people, fruit and flowers are very life-like...

A freedom is a noble thing! Freedome mayss man to haiff liking; Freedome all solace to man giffio; He levys at ess that frely levys! John Barbour (c. 1316-1395)

Liberty was ever the tradition of my fathers, and among us, no person avails, but rather reason. Saint Columbamus

St. Peter’s Basilica is not original St. Peter’s Basilica The imposing church you see today isn’t the original basilica of St. Peter. It’s actually… number two! The reason? The original church was built in the 4th century by Emperor Constantine, the Roman...

So in Northern Ireland there is a boy that has got a perscription for a CBD oil which is a derivative of cannabis from his GP, local doctor, Therefore he can now go to the pharmacy and get this marijuna over the counter. This is the first time in the...

Norman houses In the Norman houses there were lots of different huts in their manor-yard as well as a kitchen. In the manor-yard you could often find a brew-house, where the ale and mead were made. Also in the manor-yard there would be the pantry, the...

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