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No Treason?

King Richard III “You may partake of anything we say.
We speak no treason, man.”
— Shakespeare, Richard III

Sometime next year, more than half a millennium after he was killed by the forces of Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth, King Richard III of England will finally receive a proper royal interment at Leicester Cathedral. His bones have recently been recovered and identified, and his fans are raising money to erect a handsome tomb.

His fans? Richard the homicidal hunchback has fans?

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Two Elizabeths; Two Speeches


February 6 marks the 60th anniversary of the accession Queen Elizabeth II to the British throne. While the official Diamond Jubilee celebrations will take place in June, when British weather is expected to be more amiable, this is still an appropriate occasion to note two speeches by two Queen Elizabeths.

The first is a radio address delivered by the present queen on her 21st birthday in 1947, when she was still Princess Elizabeth. The broadcast was made from Cape Town, South Africa, while she was on a Commonwealth tour.

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Good show, Mr. Ambassador


The British ambassador to the United States gave a well crafted speech in Houston on October 14, and spoke on the BP oil spill, as well as the historic ties that bind England and Texas.

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