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  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Mick Harper

Replies: 1208
Views: 122499

PostForum: British History   Posted: 2:40 pm   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
One thing that seemed incontrovertible was no manuscript before, say, the late 1300s would contain ultramarine made from lapis lazuli or lazurite on the grounds that the source, Afghanistan, was a str ...
  Topic: AE on Telly News
Mick Harper

Replies: 512
Views: 51364

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 9:50 am   Subject: AE on Telly News
So the villains of Bodyguard both turned out to be women. But I've been telling you for years that women are congenitally wicked. The clue is in the chromosomes -- XX -- double-cross. I bet the serial ...
  Topic: Principles of Applied Epistemology
Mick Harper

Replies: 292
Views: 35993

PostForum: APPLIED EPISTEMOLOGY   Posted: 8:34 am   Subject: Principles of Applied Epistemology
Sorry, I started saying 'Cromwell' (another British tank) in that last post instead of 'Churchill' -- which I have now amended. It's highly appropriate I got confused because there is a certain amount ...
  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Mick Harper

Replies: 1208
Views: 122499

PostForum: British History   Posted: 8:03 am   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
The manuscript, by now detached
Yes, they generally are. It keeps things simple.

was burned in the Cotton library fire at Ashburnham House in 1731.
Yes, they generally are. Such a shame we’ll n ...
  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Mick Harper

Replies: 1208
Views: 122499

PostForum: British History   Posted: 12:07 am   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
You laugh, I'll cry.
  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Mick Harper

Replies: 1208
Views: 122499

PostForum: British History   Posted: 6:33 pm   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
The Durham embroideries were designed during the early 10th century and were discovered in the tomb of St Cuthbert.
Wha-a-a-a? They only opened the coffin in 1107. They only built the cathedral in . ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Mick Harper

Replies: 309
Views: 7586

PostForum: British History   Posted: 6:15 pm   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Book of Durrow is on its way to the British Library Irish Times
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/book-of-durrow-is-on-its-way-to-the-british-library-1.3634797#.W6SuwmY3Svg.twitter
It'll ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 1078
Views: 49830

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 3:38 pm   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Surely he was the last manager who actually caused pain -- mostly verbal, occasionally with flying hairdryers -- to underperforming players. That's the AE point: nobody would be allowed to do that now ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 1078
Views: 49830

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 12:41 pm   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Here's an idea for the dressing room. Roman army units would form two lines armed with sticks and force out-of-form strikers to run the gauntlet. Avoid the legs, chaps.
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 1078
Views: 49830

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 12:32 pm   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Rather makes my point. If an out of form striker knows there is nowhere to go he won't go there. Painsville City, I mean.
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 1078
Views: 49830

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 11:42 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
What are we to make of the vicissitudes of the premiership's three best strikers of only a few months ago: Salah, Lukaku and Kane?

Salah's case is perhaps the weirdest. He seems to be doing everyth ...
  Topic: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Mick Harper

Replies: 465
Views: 40478

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 9:11 am   Subject: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
You talking to me, John? I was referring to his plea to be booted off the site but the moment has passed. He'll have to seek his cold turkeys elsewhere. An important question you (have both) raised. A ...
  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Mick Harper

Replies: 1208
Views: 122499

PostForum: British History   Posted: 8:01 am   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Aren't you reminded of those maps of Middle Earth in Tolkien's books? He was an Anglo-Saxon scholar of course.
  Topic: Principles of Applied Epistemology
Mick Harper

Replies: 292
Views: 35993

PostForum: APPLIED EPISTEMOLOGY   Posted: 7:36 am   Subject: Principles of Applied Epistemology
So, yes, the Churchill. Best or worst? First off, the context. My claim was made in a humorous chapter not about tanks but about tank names. I had reasonable expectations of some latitude on the part ...
  Topic: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Mick Harper

Replies: 465
Views: 40478

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 6:59 am   Subject: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
If you read carefully, that wasn't his plea for help.
 
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