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Rome, Sink of Iniquity

This is from Christopher Hubert’s The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici: “There were reckoned to be almost 7,000 prostitutes in a population of less than 50,000, most of them working in brothels licenced by the papal authorities and many of them  suffering from syphilis, ‘a kind of illness very common among priests’, … Continue reading

Cranborne Chase and Paradise

This is from an old book, Highways¬† & Byways of Dorset by Joseph Pennell. It is generally assumed that most ofthe forests of Britain were lost due to the enclosures acts, but here is another reason, amongst many, for the loss of this huge forest in Dorset: The glory of Cranborne Chase has well-nigh departed. … Continue reading