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Raphael: A Passionate Life by Antonio Forcellino
translated by Lucinda Byatt. Polity June 2012
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Category Archives: Scottish history
What a treat to join hundreds of other stitchers today. We gathered at the Scottish Parliament to view the tapestry in all its splendour: 164 panels, 300 miles of wools, 60,000 hours of sewing, not to mention the extraordinary input … Continue reading
No spoilers, but just a quick insight of the talk I’m giving tomorrow about Mary Queen of Scots’ Wardrobe. Sometime late last year, Loura Brooks of Edinburgh University’s Open Studies launched the idea of a combined course on Mary Queen … Continue reading
This is a review that was published recently in February issue of The Historical Novels Review. I’ve included it here because it was such an unusual book, as well as a great translation. THE LAIRDS OF CROMARTY Jean-Pierre Ohl, translated … Continue reading
Part of the enjoyment of this tapestry project has been the time spent researching the so-called badges that will be added to along the top of each panel. Our panel – which I’ve written about before – is on the … Continue reading