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Medieval documents could lay to rest St George Coventry myth

Ancient documents charting the life of a castle shrouded in romantic myth and legend are coming home to Coventry. The deeds of Caludon Castle are being loaned to The Herbert museum for public display, ... read more

Five myths about the Middle Ages

Myth No. 3 Europeans in the Middle Ages were white and Christian. Over the past few years, critics have asked why “Game of Thrones,” set in a medieval milieu, is so white. Author George R.R. Martin .. ... read more

A century later, 1.5 million murdered Armenian Christians still haunt modern Turkey

The Armenians became the first nation to declare Christianity their state religion in 301 AD, the event marked by Armenian King Trdat III’s baptism by St ... could be considered secure. Shortly after ... read more

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Somewhere under the south aisle of St. Sepulchre’s Church in London lie the ... This distortion of historical fact was more than Henry Adams could abide. Appalled by the growing myth of Smith’s ... read more


Among the prophets listed here, Samuel Huntington's theories of inter-cultural war refer back to the Crusades, those of Rudolf Bahro to medieval monasticism. The rest are largely haunted ... Senior ... read more

The Failure Of A Conservative Catholic Myth

He starts like this: Ten years ago, I believed a myth. In the beginning ... Policies that deny the Lord’s clear words on divorce/remarriage and ignore St. Paul’s admonitions about Holy Communion are ... read more

Styvechale (or Stivichall?) and Wyken: Coventry's strange suburb names explained - part three

The village was incorporated into Coventry in the 1920s. The historic village lay between St Mary’s Church and the Rive Sowe, but it was abandoned and moved to higher ground. Until the 1960s the ... read more

The Basques are genetically distinctive

As such they may lay claim to be representatives of a deeper pre-Indo-European substratum in the European population. Up until a few years ago the conventional view was that the Basques were the ... read more

Hashish and other psychoactive substances in the Islamic World

Translations of other Medieval Islamic names for cannabis products include “the one that cheers”, “little morsel”, “shrub of emotion”, “shrub of understanding”, “peace of mind”, “girlfriend”, “the one ... read more

Why making clergy mandatory reporters won’t solve the Catholic abuse crisis

Finally, it’s not often that a priest can identify who is confessing to him. A penitent could find a priest who does not know him and confess in a confessional box where there is an opaque screen ... read more

Genetics, the myth-buster? The case of Argentina

As I have noted before one of the consequences of genomic analysis techniques becoming relatively cheap and accessible is that they are now viable tools toward exploring a host of fundamentally ... read more

Heidi Schreck Takes the Constitution to Broadway

“I remember I was so thrilled that a playwright could become ... the original founding documents lay under glass, with low light to protect the fading parchment. Murals of the Founding Fathers loomed ... read more

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