Nikolai Tolstoy

The Thousand Years that Forged Europe

Encyclopaedia of the Middle Ages

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RECENTLY THE EDUCATION Secretary, Mr Charles Clarke, attracted public attention for possibly the first time when he pronounced in an address at University College Worcester: ‘I don’t mind there being some medevalists around for ornamental purposes, but there is no reason for the state to pay for them.’ He went on to declare that the state should fund only subjects of ‘clear usefulness’.

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