As you all have noticed I haven’t been posting as much as I would have liked due to work commitment’s but with all the Good stuff that has been going on for the past week I can’t really pass up the chance to have my view on the various celebrations that has gone on over the week. So here is as the title of the post states A Full Week Crammed in to One Little Post.
So as always my lovelies. . . Enjoy!!
Isn’t it so awe-inspiring seeing the Queen as lively and sprightly as she is at 90, she is one very incredible lady, that is such an asset to us all and wasn’t the Birthday pictures of her absolutely lovely? The one with her Great Grandchildren is such a lovely picture. Here at Chicks Rogues and Scandals I want to wish Her Majesty a very belated Happy Birthday and that she have a very long and healthy future, which I am very sure she will.
Happy Birthday Ma’am
400 years since the death of the greatest play-write ever,the first ever Shakespeare that I read was Macbeth, it took some reading and I did have to re-read it and watch various films and tv, mainly because I couldn’t understand the language, but once I got my head around it, it was one of the best thing’s I have ever read and to this day it is a personal favorite of mine and to think that we would never be introduced to these incredible characters and stories if it wasn’t for this incredible man. I think we owe him so much.
St. Georges Day
I think we should all know the story of St George but if we don’t then let’s have a bit of a re-cap should we?
According to The Golden Legend which is like a collection of stories, Saint George and the Dragon took place somewhere he called “Silene”, in Libya the Golden Legend is the first to place this story in Libya as a sufficiently exotic Location where a dragon might be found.
The town had a small lake with a plague-bearing Dragon living in it and poisoning the countryside. To appease the dragon, the people of Silene fed it two sheep every day. When they ran out of sheep they started feeding it their children,which was a sort of (un) Lucky dip. One time the king’s daughter was the chosen one. The king, in his grief, told the people they could have all his gold and silver and half of his kingdom if his daughter were spared; the people refused. The daughter was sent out to the lake, dressed as a bride, to be fed to the dragon.
By chance a Soldier rode past the lake, his name was George. The princess tried to send him away, but he vowed to remain. The dragon emerged from the lake while they were conversing. Saint George gave the Sign of the Cross and charged it on horseback with his lance, seriously wounding it. He then called to the princess to throw him her girdle, and he put it around the dragon’s neck. When she did so, the dragon followed the girl like a meek beast on a leash. The princess and Saint George led the dragon back to the city of Silene, where it terrified the populace. Saint George offered to kill the dragon if they consented to become Christians and be baptised. Fifteen thousand men including the king of Silene converted to Christianity. George then killed the dragon, and the body was carted out of the city on four ox-carts. The king built a church to the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint George on the site where the dragon died and a spring flowed from its altar with water that cured all disease.
Traditionally, the sword with which St. George slew the dragon was called Ascalon. From this tradition, the name Ascalon was used by Whinston Churchill for his personal aircraft during WW2, since St. George is the Patron Saint of England.