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A Daughter's Love: Thomas More and His Dearest Meg by John Guy

By John Guy

With the novelistic vividness that made his nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award finalist Queen of Scots “a natural excitement to read” (Washington publish BookWorld), John man brings to lifestyles Thomas extra and his daughter Margaret— his confidante and collaborator who performed a severe position in safeguarding his legacy.
Sir Thomas More’s existence is celebrated: his competition to Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn, his arrest for treason, his execution and martyrdom. but Margaret has been principally airbrushed out of the tale within which she performed so vital a job. John man restores her to her rightful position during this beautiful account in their relationship.

Always her father’s favourite baby, Margaret used to be such an entire pupil by means of age eighteen that her paintings earned compliment from Erasmus. She remained dedicated to her father after her marriage—and paid the associated fee in estrangement from her husband.When extra used to be thrown into the Tower of London,Margaret collaborated with him on his most famed letters from criminal, smuggled them out at nice own chance, even rescued his head after his execution. John man returns to unique assets which have been neglected through generations of historians to create a dramatic new portrait of either Thomas extra and the daughter whose devotion secured his position in background.

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The brain is another such organ, remote from our consciousness. Its mechanism is not something that we can see simply by mental concentration or know by common sense. It has taken intense scientific research to obtain only an outline of how the brain works, and many of the details of its mechanism remain obscure. 31 3-2 The Illusion Organ There have been surprises in the study of brain function. For many of us the biggest surprise might be that the brain constructs its own reality. Normally, in the waking brain, this reality seems to be anchored to the physical world in some way such that what appears to be a red book to me will appear to be a red book and not a goldfish to you.

We see the world right-side up, even though the image is inverted on our retina. We move our eyes, and yet the stationary objects that we see do not appear to move. I prefer it this way. I would rather live with the realistic illusion of a stable room than actually to experience the room move about as the image in fact shifts about on my retina. In other words, the sense organs themselves would give a very distorted picture of the physical world if their physiological input were literally represented in consciousness.

Multibillion-dollar industries are based on this illusion of motion and many of us spend large portions of our life watching films or television—they are now a fact of life. We do not call them "stage illusions" anymore, as people once did, but that is what they are. When we see the static pictures rapidly projected in sequence onto a screen, our minds fuse the separate images and without con- 34 The Illusion Organ scious effort produce the illusion of witnessing continuous happenings. Indeed, the motion picture illusions are possible because they conform to a process that the brain is conducting all the waking hours.

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