Commentary on local democracy and other matters in Brent by James Powney
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Sunday, 24 April 2016
Sicily Exhibition at the British Museum
I thoroughly recommend the new Sicily exhibition just opened at the British Museum. Going round it, and seeing how the island functioned as a multicultural melting pot during the Norman period I thought I had heard this story before. It is similar to that of southern Spain before the Reconquest, but with Christian rulers rather than Muslim ones.