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Please don’t try and wear the burse on your head

Period drama nowadays goes to extreme lengths to ensure accuracy. In every area, that is, save the ecclesiastical. There, I’m afraid, one is still likely to see a scene from a Jane Austen novel with the clergyman conducting a funeral … Continue reading

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A society which has lost its memory

On my recent visit to Rome I took to read ‘The Towers of Trebizond’ by Rose Macaulay. Two themes are intertwined: the hilarious world of an Anglo-Catholic mission to Turkey led by Father High Chantry-Pigg and Aunt Dot on her … Continue reading

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