Greeks, Romans and Asbestos (a brief history of…)

Our earliest records of the use of asbestos dates back around 3,000 years ago in the lands around Scandinavia. Archeologists […]

Evagrius Ponticus and the Eight Logismoi

It is difficult for us to appreciate the intricacies of the Byzantine state, without sometimes looking at the simple lives […]

The Great Fire of Rome

During the night of July 18, 64 AD, a fire had broke out in the merchant area of the city. […]

He’s Alive !!! Really?

Desperately grabbing my first cup of coffee for the day, I sat down to read the only paper available at […]

The War Dog (a brief history of…)

Two German dispatch dog sit in a trench with fitted gas masks awaiting ‘instructions’ . The scene above was repeated […]

Ernest Hemingway: a man with nine lives.

Have you ever heard of the saying ‘a cat has nine lives’? Well, picture a cat that walks effortlessly along […]

The Iron Curtain Revisited. (The speech that began the Cold War?)

At the end of the Second World War, it is accepted that much of the western populace regarded the Soviet […]

The Paul is dead rumour.

I was looking over my vinyl collection of Beatles records the other day, particularly pouring over the artwork of the […]