Audience with the Queen
Ferdinand was a great one for building cathedrals, including those of Toledo and Burgos. He does not appear to have been as interested in domestic architecture, and I’m not able to identify where the family home was in Toledo. I suspect they lived in the alcazar, an amazing building which is now a military museum. Ferdinand and Alphonso both renovated the alcazar.
The Toledo alcazar has a continuous history since Roman times, and you can view the Roman ruins as part of the impressive restoration.
Apologies for the hiatus last week. I had the flu, and everything came to a grinding halt.
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English consultant and graphic novelist
Since leaving the higher education sector I’ve been focussed on thinking about education more holistically – I’m particularly interested in the interface between education and media, but I want to understand better how we can bring our traditional educational institutions to embrace the possibilities that the network and media are opening up. We need to reinvent education to suit the nature of our working lives, and our need to engage in routine lifelong learning. I use my research and writing skills to explore these issues. I consult on education issues and assist postgraduate students with their theses.
As an artist, my new project is Mayor, a graphic novel set in thirteenth century Spain. You can find out more about these activities in my blog: geniwate.com.