“It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires”, proclaims Thomas More in Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall. Indeed, I spend much of my career as a Buildings Historian trying to remedy this.
Happy Sunday, Ecclesiasticals—I have a mixed bag for you this week. Last week I found myself at the beautiful Charterhouse in London. I was there on the invitation of Peter Aiers, the new Master, and former CEO of the CCT (I also had my first CCT trustee meeting), to give the annual Thomas Sutton Lecture. And I finished the week by revising all about royal coronations at Westminster Abbey—hmm, I wonder why. So, this week, let’s dive into a few tales about a few good notable men…
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