Monovocalico in 🄰

Questa settimana Eletta Senso ha proposto un monovocalico in A (qui). Si tratta di scrivere un testo utilizzando solo la vocale A. Ecco il mio tentativo: La gatta fa cagnarala capra fa gazzarrala mamma la strada sbarraalla calma Anna Clara.Ma la ragazza par alataa scansar la malparata:va a Bra, appagata,a ballar la bachata. Aggiungete le… Read More Monovocalico in 🄰

The Actons

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron Acton, described as “the magistrate of history”, was born in Naples, Italy, on 10 January 1834.He was the grandson of the Neapolitan admiral and minister Sir John Acton, who served as Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Naples under Ferdinand IV and was a favourite of his wife,… Read More The Actons

Lady Hamilton & Horatio Nelson: Rev.William Nelson (part 51)

The Venerable William Nelson, Doctor of Divinity, was Horatio’s elder brother.After graduating from Christ’s College, Cambridge, he was ordained into the Church of England, and became a priest, like their father. While still a curate William had continued to pester his brother into engaging him as naval chaplain. Horatio had tried to deter him by… Read More Lady Hamilton & Horatio Nelson: Rev.William Nelson (part 51)

Lady Hamilton & Horatio Nelson: Nelson’s Inheritance (part 50)

The death of Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar was seen as a national tragedy, but in Norfolk his older brother realised he’d soon be receiving the prestige, power and wealth he had wanted for so long. The hero’s will and death duty record revealed the extent of his personal fortune, however Lady Hamilton… Read More Lady Hamilton & Horatio Nelson: Nelson’s Inheritance (part 50)

Lady Hamilton & Horatio Nelson: Nelson’s Funeral (part 49)

In spite of Nelson’s status as a national hero, the instructions he left to the government to provide for Emma and Horatia were ignored. Do you remember that their well-being Nelson had been entrusted ‘to my King and Country’? His wish that Emma should sing at his funeral was also disregarded, and, even worse, she… Read More Lady Hamilton & Horatio Nelson: Nelson’s Funeral (part 49)

Lady Hamilton & Horatio Nelson: Nelson’s Sarcophagus (part 48)

It is odd to think that Nelson‘s body was placed in Cardinal Wolsey’s tomb, hundreds of years after his death, but this story is full of such odd things. That imposing black marble sarcophagus was originally built for that English statesman and Catholic bishop, who commissioned Benedetto da Rovezzano to design a magnificent tomb in… Read More Lady Hamilton & Horatio Nelson: Nelson’s Sarcophagus (part 48)