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Taxes under Constantine –

Taxes under Constantine –

“A people elated by pride, or soured by discontent, are seldom qualified to form a just estimate of their actual situation. The subjects of Constantine were incapable of discerning the decline of genius and manly virtue, which so far degraded them below the dignity of their ancestors; but they could feel and lament the rage of tyranny, the relaxation of discipline, and the increase of taxes.”

The Bonfire Plot – Who Is Guy Fawkes?

Guy Fawkes: Also known as John Johnson,or as Guido Fawkes apprehended on Nov 5th 1605, under the Houses of Parliamnent with hundreds of pounds of gunpowder and a handful of matches. Percy's man, 34 years old. Son of Edward Fawkes, proctor and advocate in the...

Cannon Fodder. Louis Ferdinand Celine.

Cannon-Fodder is an unfinished novel by the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline. The largely autobiographical narrative is set before World War II, and roughly continues where Céline's 1936 novel Death on Credit ended. Much of the novel disappeared in 1944. Surviving...