August 8 - St. Dominic - Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
St. Dominic Founder of the Order of Preachers, commonly known as the Dominican Order; born at Calaroga, in Old Castile, c. 1170; died 6 August, 1221. His parents, Felix Guzman and Joanna of Aza, undoubtedly belonged to the nobility of
Essential reading when I was a boy. Rather annoyingly, years later I got my hands on some 1960s and '70s Beanos and discovered that in actual fact, the comic had been going through an awful slump in quality during my childhood. It also has to be said, the 1960s masthead is a million times better than the present one.
Gallery: The changing face of Leicester market
It's been the beating heart of day-to-day Leicester life for centuries. And anyone who's wandered through Leicester market of late can't fail to have noticed it's currently undergoing major...
Black Brook Culvert, Charnwood Forest Canal
Looking over some remains of the Charnwood Forest Canal near Shepshed. The former canal crossed the Blackbrook valley on a massive earthwork - at first sight from the road it looks too big to be artificial. I was mainly looking for the much photographed tunnel that now carries the Public Footpath under the embankment. I found it but my photos were hopeless. Just to the West, however, is this culvert about 1.2m in diameter that carries the Black Brook, seen here looking North and downstream…