On which day of the calendar should the British celebrate their Britishness? Legal blogger has an original and compelling suggestion. (Scroll down a page to the May 30 entry.)
If memory serves, the marriage of the King** to Emma of Normandy in the summer of 1017 was one of the most glorious pageants London has ever seen, and was remembered fondly by Englishmen for generations afterwards.
** I don’t care to spell out his name for fear of committing a disastrous typo.