To Dune!
Spicing up my life…
Well, I thought that was pretty stupefying. Like Lawrence of Arabia, only with giant worms. What's not to like? #Dune
I particularly liked the Bene Gesserit
And the fact that the distant origins of House Atreides seem to have been Scottish (I don't remember that in the book?)
Of course, it's all about the decline and fall of the Roman Empire... #Dune…

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23 Oct
On Thursday, I went to @warstudies to see an extraordinary dramatisation of the Yazidi genocide: a 12 minute virtual reality tour through the horror that destroyed Sinjar & its neighbouring villages in 2014.

I wish everyone could see it - especially MPs.
I felt myself transported back to the scenes of devastation I witnessed back in 2016, when I visited Sinjar, & saw how utterly the lives of the Yazidis had been destroyed. It was though these photos I took then were coming back alive. All it needed was the heat & the stench.
When I spoke to this man, I assured him the world would not forget the Yazidis. He told me otherwise. 'Muslim countries care about Muslims, Christian countries care about Christians. But there are no Yazidi countries."

So far, he has been proved right.
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21 Oct
Namaste! Today's @TheRestHistory takes on the insanely ambitious project of giving a 4,500 year HISTORY OF INDIA in under an hour, in 10 buildings.

@arthysteriaa brilliantly rises to the challenge!………
I am going to put up photos of @arthysteriaa's choice of ten buildings that best illustrate the history of India.

Do not follow this thread if you would rather listen to the episode without knowing what they are!
1. The Great Bath of Mohenjo-daro (c. 2500 BC): Sindh, Pakistan
2. Barbar Caves (3rd century BC): Bihar, India
3. Udaygiri Caves (5th century AD): Madhya Pradesh, India
4. Cheraman Juma Mosque (629*): Kerala, India

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3 Oct
To Londinium, there to do another tour of Roman London in aid of my benefit year. Incredibly grateful to all those who have helped us raise money for the homeless by buying places on the tour. #THBY2021
Details of the benefit year, & of the 3 charities we are raising money for, here:
Huge excitement as we reach London’s most improbable antiquity: a chunk of the Roman wall in the bay of an underground car park
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30 Sep
Góðan daginn!

On today's episode, Eleanor Barraclough - Snorri Sturluson-style - takes us into the world of the NORSE SAGAS. There are dragon-ships, blood-feuds, trolls & a skaldic poem about cricket.………
Here, for fans of sagas about brave warriors venturing across the icy ocean, are some lines I wrote in honour of @AuthorsCC, on the occasion of our tour to Iceland four years ago. #NorseEpic
"Tom Holland is bowled while trying to hoick to leg."

The full dramatic story of our tour to Iceland, courtesy of @anthony_mcgowan…
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29 Sep
A very happy #Michaelmas to all my followers!
According to Daniel, Michael is the particular protector of Israel. In Galatia, his shrine featured 'thaumaturgical fish-nibbling.' At Ravenna, he was shown sporting the purple cloak & buskins of a Roman general.

He was an angel with a truly multi-cultural appeal...
"And there was war in heaven: Michael & his angels fought against the dragon; & the dragon fought & his angels, & prevailed not." #Michaelmas
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28 Sep
Guten Morgen! A special edition of @TheRestHistory today, as we mark Sunday's election in Germany, & Angela Merkel's forthcoming retirement, by looking at her predecessors as Chancellor.

Rebels, exiles, Nazis, chain-smokers...……
Yes, an absolute lad! (Brandt was too...)
Scholz channeling the spirit of Schmidt (and signally failing to mention Schröder)
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