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St George and the Dragons

St George and the Dragons

I write history because it’s truer than most of what we read elsewhere.

That’s not to say news is not important, but we can be drowned in a Niagara of words about everyday events, rushed on from bite to bite (or byte to byte) without time to reflect on what it means or relate it to what has gone before.

History is somewhere between great novels and poetry on the one hand, and philosophy and theology on the other.

St George in English History

St George in English History

How did a Palestinian replace native English saints as England’s patron saint? Why did an Italian archbishop link St George with the Dragon? Whose body lies in St George’s tomb in Israel?

Discover the answers to these and other secrets of St George revealed to the public by an Oxford-trained historian.

Why is the flag of St George at the heart of the Union Jack? Where can you see wall paintings of St George that have lain hidden for centuries? What king really put St George on the map?

American Panorama

American Panorama

I write history because it’s truer than most of what we read elsewhere.

That’s not to say news is not important, but we can be drowned in a Niagara of words about everyday events, rushed on from bite to bite (or byte to byte) without time to reflect on what it means or relate it to what has gone before.

History is somewhere between great novels and poetry on the one hand, and philosophy and theology on the other.

Expert Wedding Gift Guide

Expert Wedding Gift Guide

Everyone enjoys giving gifts. But choosing a wedding gift can make you feel worried, frustrated and embarrassed. There are so many different wedding situations these days, and so many choices of gifts. Social rules are changing too, and you may feel unsure about the etiquette and ethics of gift-giving, such as whether and what to give for a second or older marriage. You may not know the couple well, or even if they expect a gift. And what about gifts of money? Then, how much should you spend? Money may be tight or you may be rushed for time to purchase the gift and mail it if you’re not going to present it in person. If only gift-giving were easy!