Seeking the Elusive: A Movie Review of “The Scarlet Pimpernel” by Avellina Balestri

Seeking the Elusive: A Movie Review of “The Scarlet Pimpernel” by Avellina Balestri

I first read Baroness Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel in grade-school, and for a girl with my imagination and love of romantic historical adventures, I found the concept exhilarating. After all, this was the prototype of the all the swashbuckling heroes with dual identities, from Zorro to Superman. But instead of the Colonial Southwest or the bustling Metropolis, this one was planted firmly in the old world and commuted between the historical rivals, England and France. Continue reading Seeking the Elusive: A Movie Review of “The Scarlet Pimpernel” by Avellina Balestri

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Sacrum Imperium by Charles A. Coulombe

Sacrum Imperium by Charles A. Coulombe

Christmas brings all sorts of joy, for all sorts of reasons. Readers of Dom Prosper Gueranger’s Liturgical Year will be reminded in his first volume for the season of three great historical events that took place on Christmas Day — the conversion of Clovis, the conversion of England, and the crowning of Charlemagne: “Three hundred years after [St. Augustine of Canterbury’s mass baptisms at York], God gives us another glorious event in honour of the Birth-Day of his Son. Continue reading Sacrum Imperium by Charles A. Coulombe