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A Forgotten King

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.

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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