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Cromwell’s Prohibition of Christmas

Happy Christmas! The Christmas tree, the carolling, the feasting with friends and family – all this is the result of an amalgamation of cultural practices since even before the birth of Christ. This holiday has had its share of controversy over the past two thousand years, most notably (for me, anyway!) in the 1600s, but even today. In… Read on

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The Death of Jacob Jordaens

Jacob #Jordaens, exceptionally talented Flemish #Baroque painter, died on this day 18th October, 1678. Here is his depiction of the Madonna with Child and Flowers. Simply beautiful.

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