Daily Archives: December 31, 2020

Master Of None

There is a widespread expression that points out in vivid detail the fate of those who try to do too much with too little focus, and that is the saying that someone is a jack of all trades and a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives

Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives: The Book Of The BBC Series, by Terry Jones and Alan Ereira In many ways, this book is an entertaining volume, even though it seeks to present itself as something more than mere entertainment. As any … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Struggle For Mastery

The Struggle For Mastery: The Penguin History Of Britain 1066-1284, by David Carpenter Between 1066 and 1284 there was a great deal of conflict within the British Isles over mastery. Through England had long been more powerful than the other … Continue reading

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