The Real Charlie

Remarkable.  The bones of Charlemagne at Aachen are likely his real bones:   The relics of Charlemagne, long on display at a treasury in Germany, are likely the real bones of the Frankish king, scientists say. Last Tuesday (Jan. 28)

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Feast Day of the Angelic Doctor

  As a highly Pagan poet said to me: “The Reformation happened because people hadn’t the brains to understand Aquinas.” The Church is more immortally important than the State; but the State has its rights, for all that. This Christian

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597 Years Since Agincourt

We are in God’s hand, brother, not in theirs. King Henry V The anniversary of the long ago battle of Saint Crispin’s Day gives us yet another opportunity to recall the immortal “Band of Borthers Speech” that Shakespeare put into the

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Saving Civilization One Word at a Time

            For the end of the world was long ago, And all we dwell today As children of some second birth, Like a strange people left on earth After a judgment day. For the end

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Agincourt

  Something for the weekend.  Agincourt by the ever talented folks at History for Music Lovers, to the tune of As Tears Go By, by Marianne Faithful. October 25, 1415 was an amazing day for the English.  The English longbow had

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Alexander the Great

Something for the weekend.  The song Macedonia to the tune of Sharona by the Knack, by the endlessly talented folks of History for Music Lovers.  Alexander the Great, living refutation of the idea that history is all grand vast processes

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Charlemagne

    Something for the weekend.  Charlemagne by the endlessly talented folks at music for history lovers, sung to the tune of Call Me by Blondie. Charles the Great.  He found the crown of the Roman emperors lying in the

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Hannibal and 16 Tons

Something for the weekend.  A song about Hannibal to the tune of 16 Tons.   Hattip to Hank at Eclectic Meanderings.  I have read quite a bit about the Punic Wars, but I have never seen information on them conveyed more fetchingly than

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