Fergus Butler-Gallie

Classics in the cul-de-sacs

Our cities are so saturated in the mythology of the ancient world that classical allusions pop up in unexpected places.

On Richelieu’s cats

In his pets, the Cardinal found liberation from the toils of statecraft. Those care-free animals envy not man’s restraints.

A very English apocalypse

Dunwich, once a bustling medieval city, was swept under the waves in a series of storms. Little now remains of this English Atlantis.

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