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- -- Chivalry Chivalry was a “military institu tion or order, the members of which called Knights were pledged to the protection of the church and to the defence of the weak and the oppressed.” Chi valry has been very aptly regarded as the flower of feudalism....

St. Eusebius of Vercelli Someone has said that if there had been no Arian heresy denying Christ’s divinity, it would be very difficult to write the lives of many early saints. Eusebius is another of the defenders of the Church during one of its most trying...

The Charter of the forest. Forest law Before the Conquest the kings of England enjoyed the right to hunt freely on their own lands, but in this they did not differ significantly from any other landowner. It was not a function of kingship, rather the prerogative...

St. Alphonsus Liguori Moral theology, Vatican II said, should be more thoroughly nourished by Scripture, and show the nobility of the Christian vocation of the faithful and their obligation to bring forth fruit in charity for the life of the world. Alphonsus,...

The Sleeper train Summer time. Time for holiday lots of delays and queues at the airport Passengers facing four-hour security queues at some European airports Why not take the train now that is what I did yesterday Wonderful - - a Sleeper train Arrive...

Vertical Gardening bringing the walls to life can have surprising benefits The urban green revolution is all around us. The longest axis in any garden is the axis that goes up towards the sky. The secret is to plant small, allowing a plant’s roots to...

The clangers The Clangers whistle to communicate. The lovely food of the clangers was green soup that they would get from the soup dragon. The clangers lived in peace and harmony. The clangers lived on a small, hollow planet, far, far away:

Edward III The English King. Edward III spent most of his time fighting the French. He introduced the Treason Act 1351. He made it illegal for the Crown to be a vassal of a foreign power except for defeat in war making EU membership Treason. The son of...

St. Ignatius of Loyola The founder of the Jesuits was on his way to military fame and fortune when a cannon ball shattered his leg. Because there were no books of romance on hand during his convalescence, Ignatius whiled away the time reading a life of...

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