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Will the real Anne Boleyn please stand up?

Why are we so fascinated to know what a woman who lived centuries ago truly looked like and why this particular woman? In the media, Anne Boleyn has been characterized in three different ways. 1,382 more words

History

A mysterious cargo

With this week (31 October 2017) seeing the commemoration of #Reformation500 I decided to have a look at records of German vessels wrecked in England around the time that Martin Luther published his 95 Theses that led to the Protestant Reformation, a legacy which still resonates today. 1,512 more words

Shipwrecks

The National Gallery

The National Gallery

The National Gallery

The National Gallery

The National Gallery

October 20th // The National Gallery // London, England 

Today we had the opportunity to tour around The National Gallery with an art professor from Biola University who explained a few pieces to us and related the art to what we have been learning in class. 89 more words

Does Holbein’s “The Ambassadors” contain clues to a Tudor conspiracy?

Everybody’s seen a Hans Holbein. His portraits of Henry VIII and the Tudor court are some of the most famous works of the Renaissance. But his 1533 masterpiece… 1,020 more words

Conspiracy Theories

"The majority of the common people loathe war... only a handful of individuals, whose evil joys..."

“The majority of the common people loathe war and pray for peace; only a handful of individuals, whose evil joys depend on general misery, desire war.”

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Dutch

Acerbitas

Immensity, though, spells death to the man it attracts; a kind of vertigo or horror siezes him who sets himself and his precarious egotistic attitude against those infinitely present deeps, infinitely absent too. 94 more words

Art

to eat the arc

when we arrived at the

gorgeous port at sunrise, he asked

where the ticket office was.  she told him to

step on the sand and… 32 more words