The Sunne in Splendour; the York Brothers, George, Edward and Richard.
The White Queen.
Done watching DaVinci’s Demons…..loved battle of wits and wills between Leonardo and Count RiorioAs for Riario’s conflict with Da Vinci, Ritson speculates: “Right from the start, there are real parallels between the two of them. They are quite kindred spirits.“They are, intelligence-wise, the only two who are a match. They both have horrid fathers. They are both illegitimate. They are both trying to carve their way into the world and searching for the truth. They are just coming from such polar opposite extremes. They constantly clash. You can imagine, a different world and a different context, they would probably get along really well.”Reflecting on a scene that probably best explains this, he recalls: “One of my favourite episodes is episode two, which is my first meeting with Leonardo. When it begins, I just want an answer. I had written him off as a small pawn and, during the course of the scene, I tried blackmail, I tried bribery, I tried to befriend him and, by the end of it, I realise our fates are inextricably entwined and I absolutely need him. I want him to be my ally. I want to go into partnership with him. The idea of being snubbed sets us on a disastrous road.”Comparing their relationship to the Chinese game Go, he says: “It is a great metaphor for how Leonardo and I work. You are not thinking one move ahead or two, you are thinking 10 moves ahead.“In a world where people are acting very spontaneously, combusting and with violent actions, the two of us are looking at a much bigger game within these kind of political mutineers trying to outdo each other.”Drawn together by their backgrounds, but torn apart by their objectives, Da Vinci’s conflict with Count Riario is but one of many in Da Vinci’s Demons, where the lines between fact and fiction blur at times.(NICE)
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during the autumn rutting season, red deer stag find themselves with elaborate bracken crowns from having rubbed their heads against the ground, which they do to strengthen their neck muscles so as to help them in battle with those competing for the affections of the does. photos by (click pic) mark smith, toby melville, luke millward and greg morgan in london’s richmond park. (see also: more autumn rut in richmond park)
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