Next / Start of the story / About Mayor There be beasties According to Simon Doubleday, Alphonso seems to have been blessed with a particularly strong, even visionary relationship with the Virgin Mary. Perhaps it is not too strong a stretch to imagine him being beset by other supernatural creatures, too. Reference Doubelday, Simon R
Next / Start of the story / About Mayor Medieval gadgetry? I’ve tried to image what gadgetry might have been available in this period. Unfortunately the Swiss Army knife was not produced until 1891 (by the Karl Elsener company). Perhaps the all-purpose dagger was they nearest they got. Daggers were actually manufactured in Toledo (which
Next / Start of the story / About Mayor By candlelight It’s a wonder humanity survived the middle ages. According to Scott 2010, p.20: In rural areas, most homes had open hearths set in the middle of rooms built of tinder-dry wood, their floors covered with flammable straw, and their roofs made of thatch. Clothes
Next / Start of the story / About Mayor By the hearth The marriage of a king was usually a political affair. No doubt Beatrice (also known as Elizabeth) was raised to understand that such would be her lot. The following image sequence inside the cortijo features another Islamic pattern. Check out the Mayor playlist
Recently I quit my academic job at RMIT University. One of my reasons was that I could no longer stomach how Australian universities treat international students. As a Program Manager in a course that attracts more international than local students, I have been the interface between students and the institution for a number of years.
The pundits got it wrong – despite all the polling, the interviews, the surveys and the focus-groups that professional pollsters spend weeks, months, and heaven-knows how much money on. This is not just a failure of pollsters, but a failure of a whole academic methodology – qualitative research. What is qualitative research? (in one paragraph
Next / Start of the story / About Mayor Mayor’s first case In this scene, the children are about 10 years old. There is no evidence Mayor was a spy, but the historical record certainly suggests a woman who was both independent and resourceful. Check out the Mayor playlist on Spotify to get you in