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December 1st - a historical advent

It’s that time of year again.  Sadly for me Cromwell appears to have received no interesting mail on December 1 1535 which is probably just as well for the rest of Tudor England.   323 more words

Kings Of England

The Shakespearean Past

When it comes to Shakespeare’s history plays the one that people always mention is Richard III and often how wrong it is, how badly it is written. 3,949 more words

Literature

Patriotism + Band of Brothers = Hero?

by Katherine

Patriotism is defined as having “vigorous support for one’s country”. A simple business, one would think. But in an era when we’re not all fighting for King and country or to conquer great empires, does patriotism really have any relevance any more? 712 more words

Henry V’s triumphal return to London after Agincourt (1415)

On this day in 1415 took place Henry V’s triumphal return to  London after his famous  victory over the French at the Battle of Agincourt on October 25th.  453 more words

On This Day

GO VOTE - or hold cheaply your lost honor forevermore when we Deplorables celebrate our Trumpen Independence Day 😆😆😆

Spoken by Henry, Henry V, Act IV Scene 3

What’s he that wishes so?
My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin:
If we are mark’d to die, we are enow… 397 more words

Popular Culture

Reading Henry IV

Warning: English nerd content ahead.

I’ve been quite fond of Shakespeare since high school. Freshman year I watched Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V and then read the play for extra credit. 515 more words

Books