Tag Archives: Hilaire Belloc

Belloc is like a skilled hunter that has ‘Whig history’ constantly in his sights

Source: Catholic World Report K. V. Turley revisits Hilaire Belloc’s Characters of the Reformation. The English Reformation for many, if not most, was no principled theological dispute. Instead, it was for the powerful and the already ennobled a means to … Continue reading

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a quality that surpasses excellent

K. V. Turley on Hilaire Belloc’s Hills and the Sea. When this article was first published, I was inspired to take the book out of the library. I did not regret it. It is a lovely work full of evocative … Continue reading

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Only the breadth of his subject matter matched his prodigious output

K. V. Turley returns to an old master – Hilaire Belloc. In these days of confusion, when good is lambasted and evil celebrated, the past is being rewritten. Nowhere is this more marked than in the recent inversion of English … Continue reading

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Belloc’s Path to Rome

On this day in 1901, Hilaire Belloc arrived in Rome after walking in as direct a line as possible from Toul in eastern France. In the Peaks of Europe – The Secret of “The Path to Rome” gives what The … Continue reading

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