Three-quarters of senior judges and nearly half of journalists are from private schools, which educate just 7% of the population. Just 25 out of some 650 graduates who got into the civil service fast stream were from working class backgrounds.
Gloria de Piero, UK Shadow minister for women and equalities (via indizombie
You need to know that accusations of a major Russian ‘invasion’ of Ukraine appear not to be supported by reliable intelligence. Rather, the ‘intelligence’ seems to be of the same dubious, politically ‘fixed’ kind used 12 years ago to ‘justify’ the U.S.-led attack on Iraq.
The Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, a group of former senior US intelligence officials and analysts, to German Chancellor Angela Merkel (via indizombie
World map in “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum”, published by Gilles Coppens de Diest in Antwerp (Abraham Ortelius, 1570)
Gaston Phoebus, Le Livre de la chasse, Paris ca. 1407.
NY, Morgan, MS M. 1044, fol. 15v
Apollo and Daphne turned into a laurel tree
Christine de Pisan, L’Epistre d’Othea, Burgundy or Auvergne ca. 1450-1475.
Den Haag, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 74 G 27, fol. 83r
St. George and the Baby Dragon… Happy St George’s Day!
book of hours, France 15th century.
British Library, Harley 2952, fol. 21r
Pegasus and the head of Phaethon
Fazio degli Uberti, II Dittamondo, Milan ca. 1447.
BnF, Italien 81, fol. 175v
mouth of hell
Thomas de Saluces, Le Chevalier errant, Paris ca. 1403-1404.
BnF, Français 12559, p. 192
Cicero’s Aratea with Hyginus’s Astronomica, Reims(?) ca. 820-850.
British Library, Harley 647, fol. 2v