Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Gibbon Chapter LVI: Italy and the Normans

In this chapter, the Byzantines, Saracens and Franks battle over Italy, and the Normans arrive and take over the south of the peninsula and Sicily, as well as further adventures in the vicinity. Also my reflections on Italy as a concept, learning and toleration, and a strange story about attempted castration which somehow appropriately ends up with Tristram Shandy.
Tags: gibbon

  • My tweets

    Sat, 12:56: If she doesn’t like traitors who hate America, I have some bad news for her about Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson……

  • My tweets

    Fri, 14:18: This is unfairly low. One of the great plots, chunks of it stolen for The Face of Evil (including the incident with the mirror).…

  • My tweets

    Thu, 12:56: RT @ pmdfoster: My gut of U.K. plans to rewrite #Brexit deal for Northern Ireland via ⁦⁦@ FT⁩ With tks to ⁦@ William_Bain⁩ ⁦@…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.