Fishbourne Roman Palace: A Must See!

If you know anything about Roman Britain which, if you’re on my website, I’m hoping you don’t know a lot, you will know that just outside Chichester, a place I looked at last time out, is a place called Fishbourne. Where’s Fishbourne? In the sea, dickhead! Fishbourne is the site of one of the mostContinue reading “Fishbourne Roman Palace: A Must See!”

We Lack Discipline Reads: ‘The Bet’ by Vivienne Tuffnell

Disclaimer: I consider myself a friend of the author. I did pay for the book. However my personal relationship with the author could potentially colour my interpretation and opinion of the book.That said I make every effort to be objective and generally don’t like what I don’t like and am honest about it. I believeContinue reading “We Lack Discipline Reads: ‘The Bet’ by Vivienne Tuffnell”

We Lack Discipline Preaches: The Bible – Introduction

A brief introduction to the bible, the history of its different versions, the composition of the testaments and why I think studying religious texts, particularly ones as important in human culture as the Christian Bible is an important exercise, even for atheists like me!

Etched into my Mind: Gustave Doré

I take a look at one of my favourite artists, Gustav Doré, most famous for his etchings (mostly wood, sometimes metal) but who was also a remarkable painter and illustrator.

I go through a few of my favourite pieces, mainly from La Comedia Divina, The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri, Paradise Lost, by John Milton and Doré’s etchings for the Bible.

Why I Love the Pre-Raphaelite Style

Not a visual-art buff, student of art or art historian by any means, but I know when something means something to me. I know when a work of art makes me feel. Here I explore and explain why the Pre-Raphaelites do that.