Holy Grail

Which Knights of the round table would the gang be from Monty Python and The Holy Grail?

Hux: King Arthur (because they are both ginger!).

Phasma: Sir Bedevere the Wise.

Poe: Sir Lancelot the Brave.

Rey: Sir Galahad the Pure.

Finn: Sir Robin the-not-so-brave-as-Sir-Lancelot.

Kylo: The Black knight.

Luke: Sir Not-appearing-in-this-film.

Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams regarding the defeat of Washington on Long Island.

I assure you, We are as much at a Loss, about Affairs at New York, as you are. In general, our Generals were out generalled on Long Island, and Sullivan and Stirling with 1000 Men were made Prisoners …

Wherever the Men of War have approached, our Militia have most manfully turned their backs and run away, Officers and Men, like sturdy fellows – and their panicks have sometimes seized the regular Regiments.

You are told that a Regiment of Yorkers behaved ill, and it may be true, but I can tell you that several Regiments of Massachusetts Men have behaved ill, too.

October 8, 1776

John Adams has some wonderfully sarcastic lines in most of his letters and documents. I particularly enjoyed the line “our militia manly turned their backs”, which reminds me a bit of troubadour in Monty Python and the Holy Grail singing “And Sir Robin bravely ran away." 

  • Minstrel: Bravely bold Sir Robin Rode forth from Camelot.
  • He was not afraid to die, Oh brave Sir Robin.
  • He was not at all afraid
  • To be killed in nasty ways. Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin.
  • He was not in the least bit scared
  • To be mashed into a pulp.
  • Or to have his eyes gouged out,
  • And his elbows broken.
  • To have his kneecaps split
  • And his body burned away,
  • And his limbs all hacked and mangled
  • Brave Sir Robin.
  • His head smashed in
  • And his heart cut out
  • And his liver removed
  • And his bowels unplugged
  • And his nostrils raped
  • And his bottom burnt off And his pen--
  • Sir Robin: That's... that's enough music for now lads,
  • Minstrel: [singing] Brave Sir Robin ran away...
  • Sir Robin: *No!*
  • Minstrel: [singing] bravely ran away away...
  • Sir Robin: *I didn't!*
  • Minstrel: [singing] When danger reared its ugly head, he bravely turned his tail and fled.
  • Sir Robin: *I never did!*
  • Minstrel: [singing] Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about, and valiantly, he chickened out.
  • Sir Robin: *Oh, you liars!*
  • Minstrel: [singing] Bravely taking to his feet, he beat a very brave retreat. A brave retreat by brave Sir Robin.