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¶ Macrobius — Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis (1550)

Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius. Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis. Lyons: S. Gryphius, 1550.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 630 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 6… 40 more words

Sotheby 1898

Cycle of Life

I heard one of those stories the day before yesterday that makes you despair of mankind. I was in Norwich to deliver a lecture on online video at NUA ( 286 more words


A Medieval Masterpiece - My Trip to York Minster

I’m so sorry that it’s been a bit quiet recently at The Past Presents… The half-term week has made work rather hectic, so I’ve found myself often too exhausted to pick up the pen during the evenings! 812 more words


York, England

September 28 – October 2, 2017

Getting to York was as easy as hopping on a train in Edinburgh and relaxing for two hours. I’ve said this before, but I love train travel through Europe. 887 more words

Travel, Rving

A weekend in York

Each year we go on a long weekend trip with some very good friends of long standing. Previously we have been to Ypres, Normandy and Amsterdam and in every location we have had really great weekends. 384 more words

Paintings From Our Travels

York, UK - Day 9

We arrived in York late in the afternoon yesterday.  It was drizzling.  with a number of people in the group coughing and some getting sick enough to skip the day’s events, and now I was starting to get stuffed and coughing.  1,156 more words

England, Scotland, & Wales 2017