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Tom Holland

New history of Christianity - ‘Dominion’ - out now! Dinosaur lover. Stonehenge Tunnel hater. A 'leading English cricketer' - The Times

London

Joined on 18 January, 2011

http://www.tom-holland.org/

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Replying to @northumbriana: And one of them was the amazing scale model of the Tyne - from Swalwell to Tynemouth - that was built for the North East…

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To @Discovery_Mus, there to attend the @These_Islands conference on the future of the UK - but not before @northumbriana takes me off to the exhibition rooms to see a few of his favourite things...

And one of them was the amazing scale model of the Tyne - from Swalwell to Tynemouth - that was built for the North East Coast Exhibition of 1929.

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Replying to @george_yarrow: From a personal perspective, I'd be happy to see the Elgin Marbles go back to Athens, if, consistent with the new northe…

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How to keep the UK united, @AndyBurnhamGM asks. 1. Deep devolution to towns & cities. Bottom up change, not top down. 2. An English equivalent of the Barnett Formula. If London gets funding, the regions should too. 3. Nations & mayors present at heart of government.

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From a personal perspective, I'd be happy to see the Elgin Marbles go back to Athens, if, consistent with the new northern strategy, we could negotiate the repatriation of Codex Amiatinus to Tyne and Wear in return.

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“I’m hoping the future is mayors becoming prime ministers” - @AndyBurnhamGM

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“No case for a Scottish referendum at this point” - Gordon Brown

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Replying to @SanguinesCater: @holland_tom The House of the Swinging Sun

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@holland_tom The House of the Swinging Sun

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Now invoking the same spirit with reference to the environment in 2020. Pollution or extinction is no respecter of the border between England & Scotland.

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“Need, not nationality” - GB looking to the spirit of the Attlee government. Shared values, shared solidarity, trumping nationalist identity.

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“The helping hand is more important than the invisible hand” - Gordon Brown invoking his townsman, Adam Smith. People’s closest loyalty is to those closest to them: but there is an empathy too that we can share with people far distant. These are the values which underpin the UK.

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“We need a senate of the nations & the regions” - Gordon Brown speaking at the @These_Islands conference on the future of the UK.

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I learn from Gordon Brown that George Orwell strongly disliked the name ‘Donald’ - & ‘Gordon’

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“A global alliance of anti-globalists” - Gordon Brown on the politics of 2020

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4 fault-lines in the UK, GB says: a multi-national country run as a single polity; the preponderance of England; the over-concentration of power in London; regional inequalities greater than elsewhere in Europe or even the United Stated. Building physical bridges not enough...

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Warm words for @These_Islands from Gordon Brown, & richly merited praise for @kevverage. What a witty & engaging speaker he is - not something that always came across on TV...

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Heeeeeeere’s GORDON!!!!

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Quoted @AmyMantravadi

@holland_tom “I don’t normally like to boast...but cricket...” - Summary of Tom Holland’s Twitter account 😆

Rumbled...

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“The Elgin Marbles of the North” - @northumbriana on the Lindisfarne Gospels

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Replying to @TahaMArvas: Your publisher went all out in marketing the new book Tom @holland_tom, London is covered in ads for it. https://t.co/sBl4b…

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Your publisher went all out in marketing the new book Tom @holland_tom, London is covered in ads for it.

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#Dominion is published at the end of October in the US: a history less of Christianity than of what has made Christianity revolutionary & transformative over the course of its 2000 year existence.

So not a small theme...

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