Washington Irving’s ‘A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus’ popularised the idea that before Columbus everyone in Europe thought the Earth was flat. Irving’s account however was almost entirely fiction – he wanted to portray his hero, …

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A few of my favourite things… SPACE! Yes, a random selection of some of my outer space and sci-fi themed themed things.  I only got the Star Trek The Next Generation Blu-Rays recently – I had choice between that and …

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