Trump’s puppet finds a way to pull his own strings. Continue reading We are the hollow men
On 29 December 1170, four knights loyal to King Henry II of England murdered Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, in the city’s cathedral. Continue reading The miracle of Thomas Becket’s elbow and Robert Donat’s voice
Getting up close and almost personal with one of the world’s most beautiful and inscrutable big cats. Continue reading Snow leopard: A close encounter of the rarest kind
According to BBC News (12 September 2012) the world’s first colour moving pictures dating from 1902 have been found in Bradford after lying forgotten in an old tin for 110 years. That’s 417 years less than Richard III (1452-85), also recently discovered lying forgotten in Leicester. Continue reading Time future contained in time past
Campaigners are claiming world heritage status for the Somerset village of East Coker in an attempt to thwart the development of thousands of new homes. East Coker is the last resting place of American poet T. S. Eliot. Continue reading In England’s green and pleasant land
T. S. Eliot’s poem The Journey of the Magi, published in 1930, recalls Epiphany and people’s profound sense of alienation and powerlessness in an uncaring world. Here is a version for today.