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Michael Arnheim

Dr Michael Arnheim (or “Doctor Mike”, as he is commonly known), is a practising London Barrister and Sometime Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge. He has written 23 published books to date, including ‘ The senatorial aristocracy in the later Roman empire’ , ‘ The God Book’ , ‘Aristocracy in Greek Society’ , ‘ Is Christianity True’ , ‘God Without Religion: An Alternative View of Life, the Universe & Everything’ , and ‘ The Two Models of Government’ . Dr Arnheim has also written extensively on legal topics, ranging from court procedure to the common law, constitutional law, judicial power and human rights. He was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1988 and continues to practice as a London Barrister. He latest book is Why Rome Fell: Decline and Fall, or Drift and Change?


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Mounted Band of The Scots Greys, depicting the Coronation of King George VI of England, by Harry Greville Wood Irwin (1937) (Public Domain)

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