Author, Da Vinci's Last Commission
Fiona McLaren worked as a nurse until leaving the profession in her late 20s to work in advertising and marketing.
In the mid-1980s, she became passionate about environmental campaigning, which inspired her to pursue investigative research, writing and reporting.
She relocated to southern France in the early 1990s, where she continued to work as a researcher for television.
There is in Italy a power which we seldom mention in this House, but without considering and understanding which we shall never rightly comprehend the position of Italy. I mean the secret societies. The secret societies do not care for constitutional government . . . It is useless to deny . . . a great part of Europe – the whole of Italy and France, and a great portion of Germany, to say nothing of other countries – are covered with a network of these secret societies, just as the superficies of the Earth is now being covered with railroads. And what are their objects? They do not attempt to conceal them. They do not want constitutional government. They do not want ameliorated institutions; they do not want provincial councils nor the recording of votes; they want . . . an end to ecclesiastical establishments . . .
Benjamin Disraeli in the House of Commons, 14 July 1856, (Hansard)
So God created man in his own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27