18th Century


Like others of our more important historians (Macaulay, Starkey), Gibbon wasn’t a professional academic. He was a gentleman, and an amateur, in the best sense. Early in his career he found the thing he most [more…]

17th Century


I won’t lie, I like art, I like visiting galleries, I even like some “modern” art, although there are limits, as you can see from the featured image above. A sandwich wrapper, carefully torn to [more…]