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Christopher Lascelles

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Born in 1971, Christopher Lascelles studied modern languages and history at St Andrews University in Scotland. After graduating, he spent four years living in Russia, working for a publishing house in a period of unrest during which he saw Moscow surrounded by army tanks. Leaving Russia just before the new millennium, he studied business at INSEAD Business School in France before returning to England where he became involved in the world of climate change and start up businesses. A keen storyteller from an early age, Lascelles has always had an interest in the history of revolutions and how these have affected the world in which we live.

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A Short History of the World
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“Spain was also determined to stamp out any free thought or intellectual activity that might challenge Catholicism. With this aim, books were banned,76 students were forbidden to study abroad, and any foreign thought was, by its very nature, unwelcome.”
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“Fearful of change, the Iberian peninsula77 failed to develop at the same pace as the rest of Europe and missed out on the Reformation which had done so much to develop the continent.”
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“The Protestant reformation gave a big boost to literacy, spawned dissent and heresies, and promoted scepticism and refusal of authority that is at the heart of the scientific endeavour. The Catholic countries, instead of meeting the challenge, responded by closure and censure.”
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