Reblog if you support the Diggers in their efforts to level the land at St. George’s Hill, to grow good food for the starving masses for whom the price of provisions has become too high, and to tear down the system of private property which is in conflict with the natural law of the Creator, who made the earth a common treasury for all to share in equal measure
A Parliamentarian battle flag, back after 350 years. This ultra-rare English Civil War battle standard, due to go on public display for the first time in three and a half centuries, was kept and preserved by 11 generations of the same English country family. It will be on permanent show at the National Army Museum in London as from this coming Thursday. (National Army Museum).
William the Conqueror long did reign; William his son, by an arrow was slain; Henry the First was a scholar bright; Stephen was king without any right. Henry the Second, Plantagenet’s scion; Richard the First was as brave as a lion; John, though a tyrant, the charter was signed; Henry the Third had a weakly mind. Edward the First conquered Cambria dales; Edward the Second was the first English Prince of Wales; Edward the Third humbled France in its pride; Richard the Second in prison died. Henry the Fourth for himself took the crown; Henry the Fifth pulled the French King down; Henry the Sixth lost his father’s gains; Edward the Fourth laid hold of the reins. Edward the Fifth was killed with his brother; Richard the Third soon made way for another. Henry the Seventh was frugal of means; Henry the Eighth had a great many queens. Edward the Sixth reformation began;
Cruel Queen Mary prevented the plan;
Wise and profound were Elizabeth’s aims;
England and Scotland were joined by King James. Charles the First found the people a cruel corrector;
Oliver Cromwell was called Lord Protector; Charles the Second hid in an oak; James the Second took the Catholic yoke. William and Mary were offered the throne; Anne succeeded and reigned alone. George the First from Hanover came; George the Second kept up the name; George the Third was loved in the land; George the Fourth was polite and grand; William the Fourth had no heir of his own,
So Queen Victoria ascended the throne.
When good Queen Victoria’s long reign was o'er, Edward the Seventh the English crown wore.
His son George the Fifth, ruled the realm amassed,
where the sun never set, it was so vast. Edward the Eighth gave up the throne for his wife; George the Sixth ruled through World War II’s strife. Elizabeth the Second reigns today, And “God save the Queen” all her subjects hearts say!
Friends, it’s time once again to drop a coin in the THE WONDER EMPORIUM JUKEBOX, and dance the night away to another toe-tappin’ melody of years past.
Today’s selection is “Oliver Cromwell,” the only track recorded specifically for the 1991 compilation album Monty Python Sings. It was written and performed by John Cleese, who originally sang it on the British radio show I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again in 1969. The song consists of an encylopedia-style rundown of Cromwell sung to the unsingable tune of Chopin’s Heroic Polonaise.
feat. Charles II, Catharine of Braganza, the Duke of Buckingham, the Earl of Rochester, Nell Gwyn, Barbara Villiers, the Duke of Monmouth, Samuel Pepys, James II, John Dryden, the Earl of Shaftesbury and Oliver Cromwell.
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken
Oliver Cromwell was a generally reprehensible person but “I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken” is solid advice for anyone. Although I think he’d be very confused that you can now get it on a t-shirt or cell phone case.
A rigid Puritan and cold-blooded English dictator. There is a rumor that her cold-hearted characteristic makes her iron armor colder even though she is always wearing it. She becomes terror by eliminating her opponents in the name of God and nation.
Today in 1660: Charles II is restored to the throne.
Also Charles II’s 30th birthday, Charles rode into London on 29 May 1660, reclaiming the throne and restoring the monarchy. This followed almost a decade of republican rule, led by Oliver Cromwell, who died in 1658.