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The face of history – A visit to Haddon Hall III

Although there are the grand tapestries, Great Hall and Long Gallery, as well as all the trappings of magnificence, there are corners of Haddon Hall that do not feel like a grand and glorious Country House. They simply feel like … Continue reading

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All in the details – A visit to Haddon Hall II

Other than the Elizabethan connection, we really had, at that point, no idea why we had felt the need to visit Haddon Hall. We knew little about the place, apart from the legend of the romantic elopement of Dorothy Vernon … Continue reading

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A visit to Haddon Hall

Every time we had driven past Haddon Hall, I had the feeling we needed to go there. The feeling bugged me a bit, as stately homes have not really been part of our research. We tend to be drawn to … Continue reading

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A dog called Toby? II… Stuart France

William-Adolphe Bouguerea * … “If a story is canonical in one tradition and uncanonical in another it immediately raises two questions.” “What makes it ‘canonical’ for one tradition?” “And what makes it ‘uncanonical’ for the other?” “One might have supposed … Continue reading

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A dog called Toby?… Stuart France

(Francesco Botticini) * Tobias was the only child of a blind, holy man, named Tobit, and his wife, Anna. Tobit sent his young son Tobias on an errand to a distant land to collect monies that were owed to him. … Continue reading

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