Tagged with exile

The Sanctuary of St John of Beverley

This is from Highways & Byways in Yorkshire, The kindness of St. John towards all criminals was not exercised only in his church, but extended for a full mile into the open country on every side;and evil men, however stained with blood, even if it were the blood of priests, could not be seized by … Continue reading

Misreading the Middle East

Journalists and politicians often talk nonsense on the Middle East. I shouted at a newspaper article by Howard Jacobson who claimed the Jews have been persecuted by Christians for 2,000 years, and recently an MP stated that shiites and sunni Moslems had been fighting each other for over 3,000 years. After the wonderful book by … Continue reading

A Duel and its Consequences

Duels are often portrayed as being events that are simple, straightforward, with one or both dead, but victims often took days to die, and the practice was illegal of course, so the survivor might face the death penalty or, as in this case, as the man came from a good family, was quietly put aside, … Continue reading