Or perhaps they just fell out – the anti-clerical fetishists, to the extent that they read at all, might have difficulty explaining their absence. Here’s the Catholic Encyclopedia:
The Acts, probably written at the beginning of the fifth century and formerly ascribed erroneously to Ambrose, relate that he was an officer in the imperial bodyguard and had secretly done many acts of love and charity for his brethren in the Faith. When he was finally discovered to be a Christian, in 286, he was handed over to the Mauretanian archers, who pierced him with arrows; he was healed, however, by the widowed St. Irene. He was finally killed by the blows of a club. These stories are unhistorical and not worthy of belief.
You can find him here.
- In praise of toads
George Sandford has left a fascinating comment on this post, which deals with an amusing 19th century literary-historical hoax–purported correspondence between
- Humorist takes Barcelona single-handed
Antonio Mingote claims to have walked down Muntaner in uniform the day before Barcelona was officially taken by Franco.
Antoni’s going to look at anti-Catalanism, which should be worth a read. The Wikipedia anti-Americanism entry is good, with quotes from
- A syncretist Morisco
Towards the end of part 2 of Quixote, Sancho Panza is hailed by a German pilgrim who turns out to be
- The Al-Andalusian truth behind April Fool’s
Most unfortunate that Tony Blair’s moderate Muslims mostly turned out to be cartoon psychos. Here’s another burst of frivolity, available in