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Christopher Lascelles

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in London, The United Kingdom
June 01, 1971




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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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Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (left), the Archbishop of Buenos Aires and future Pope Francis, with Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone at a beatification ceremony in Chimpay, Argentina, November 11, 2007

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A Short History of the World

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“As William Bernstein describes in ‘A Splendid Exchange’, ‘The Arabs, invigorated by their conquests, experienced a cultural renaissance that extended to many fields; the era’s greatest literature, art, mathematics, and astronomy was not found in Rome, Constantinople, or Paris, but in Damascus, Baghdad and Cordova.”
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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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“The K-T Extinction of 65 million years ago destroyed the dinosaurs that had already roamed our planet for close to 150 million years.  This puts the six or seven thousand years since the appearance of the first proper human civilisations into perspective.”
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