Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I’s Visit To Oxford; And Early-Modern Personal Monarchy

What is the connection between the visit of the Ecumenical Patriarch to Oxford and early-modern personal monarchy? I’ll leave you to until the end of this post to muse! The Ecumenical Patriarch is currently visiting Britain, at the invitation of the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The Ecumenical Patriarch Constantinople is ‘first among equals’ (first… Read More Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I’s Visit To Oxford; And Early-Modern Personal Monarchy

The Canaletto of Churches: Pieter Neeffs the Elder

Until quite recently, I had never heard of Pieter Neeffs the Elder; yet, his paintings are phenomenal! For lovers of church architecture and of paintings, Neeffs’ work creates a liminal space where breathtaking architecture fuses with exquisite painting in one creation. For the historian, Neeffs’ work also provides an absorbing lens onto the world of early-modern churches… Read More The Canaletto of Churches: Pieter Neeffs the Elder