Monthly Archives: July 2013

THIS MONTH’S PARODY (July 13) ‘How they Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix’

How they Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix Robert Browning (1838) ¬†Browning wrote this in 1838 while on a sea voyage from London to Trieste. The incident it describes is fictional but refers to the (real) Pacification of Ghent in 1576, an historical treaty of such political complexity that I can’t be bothered […]