He had a fixation with the Devil

A knife stuck inside a large branch in the middle of a forest.
A knife stuck inside a large branch in the middle of a forest.
Photo by Markus Spiske (Unsplash)

Devil Worshipper


Fear and confidence are not mutually exclusive

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A Roman copy of a marble bust of Aristotle, date unknown. The original was made by Lysippos in 330 BCE (Wikimedia Commons — image resized by author)

Fear

‘… for to fear some things is even right and noble, and…


The story of the Dunblane Massacre

A black handgun lying on a wooden surface.
A black handgun lying on a wooden surface.
Photo by Kenny Luo (Unsplash)

An Isolated Child


The inspiration behind the classic fairytale

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Watercolour of Petrus Gonsalvus and Catherine Gonsalvus by Joris Hoefnagel, c. 1580 (Wikimedia Commons — image resized by author)

Raised by Royalty


1. Wisdom leads to pleasure

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Marble head of Epicurus, c. second century AD (Wikimedia Commons — image resized by author)

1. Wisdom leads to pleasure

‘By pleasure we mean the absence of pain in the body and of trouble in the soul. It is not…


Lessons from ancient Rome’s greatest political speaker

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Bust of Cicero, first century AD (Wikimedia Commons — image resized by author)

Self-Reflection is Key


At night, he transformed into a different person

A man wearing a hooded jacket facing away from the camera during a snowy night.
A man wearing a hooded jacket facing away from the camera during a snowy night.
Photograph by Kevin Mach (Pexels — image resized by author)

The Butcher


The Führer was a lucky man

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Photograph of Claus von Stauffenberg, c. 1930s/early 1940s (Wikimedia Commons — image resized by author)


A barbaric crime that sparked a political conversation

The silhouette of a man staring at a blazing fire.
The silhouette of a man staring at a blazing fire.
Photograph by Adam Wilson (Unsplash)

The Gangs of Glasgow


The man who discovered π (pi)

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Painting of Archimedes by Domenico Fetti, c. 1620 (Wikimedia Commons — image resized by author)

Early Education

Jacob Wilkins

Writer from England. Interested in fiction, history, philosophy, politics, crime, culture.

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