The Five Martyrs of Morocco and the bloody Miramamolin

Last weekend I was in Oporto, where I visited the quite extraordinarily opulent church of St Francis. It is a rococo creation of such self-indulgent extravagance – 500 kilograms of gold are said to have been used in the gilding, and the whole interior is a vast, wriggling omelette of gold leaf – that on … More The Five Martyrs of Morocco and the bloody Miramamolin