Proper Perspective

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

Painting depicting Virgin Mary and child Jesus

Viewed straight on the painting of Virgin and Child with Saints Jerome and Dominic doesn’t look quite right.  The picture shows the Virgin Mary cradling the infant Jesus on her knee, … Read More

You discovered what?

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

Map of Bransfield Strait

By rights Edward Bransfield ought to be a household name. Pressganged into the navy at the age of 18 he quickly rose to become a skilful navigator. So when merchant … Read More

One view, two viewpoints

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

Photo of the battlefield at Culloden

Many years ago I stood on the battlefield at Culloden in Scotland and waxed lyrical about the last pitched battle on British soil. It was 1746 and the Jacobite rebellion … Read More