Dear 19th century…

…I’m aware that in the past I have, occasionally, spoken somewhat dismissively about some of the architecture, especially some of the castle architecture, you have produced. Now the thing is, dear 19th century,* I don’t have anything against you and your castles, but as a medievalist I do sometimes find it frustrating when, for instance,Continue reading “Dear 19th century…”

Keep your cat trimmed and shining

In the face of recent events, we interrupt our usual program with a piece of vital information for our dear friend [a] who almost got eaten alive by his cats when he tried to brush them a couple of days ago. So, here’s some advice coming to you from the year 1914 courtesy of BibliothekContinue reading “Keep your cat trimmed and shining”