The Cadaver Synod

Over the years the Catholic Church has seen its fair share of controversy, barbarism and outright mania. Today however we will be delving into the bizarre, a tale that includes a trial, a living Pope, and the corpse of another. Yes, you read that correctly. Before the turn of the millennium, the Papacy of the... Continue Reading →


Pearl Harbour: A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

December 8th 1941, President Roosevelt appears before congress and loudly declares: "Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan" His impassioned speech leads to the congressional approval of a declaration... Continue Reading →

Unleash The Kraken: Tales From The Deep

Peering into the unknown this evening, my good friend Jacob Farr (A University of Kent Classics graduate) delves into the mystery surrounding many a seafarers' worst nightmare; The Kraken As I was sat watching David Attenborough, a deep burning fire was reignited as I gazed in awe at the colossal squid sprawling across my screen.... Continue Reading →

Britain In Denial: A Lesson From Berlin

Visiting Berlin this last week made me think about how we acknowledge our past indiscretions. History is a tricky subject; many are aware of what brought their nation or people to this point, but many simply choose to ignore it. Sadly, many who do acknowledge and seek to raise awareness are castigated and labelled 'apologists'... Continue Reading →

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