Happy St. George’s Day!   Leave a comment

 

Happy St. George’s Day to all my English readers, wherever you are in the world!

However you might be celebrating your national day, I hope you are having a great time. There is so much to appreciate about England- its history, its natural beauty and culture. The many talented people who were born there and have made all our lives richer by producing fantastic works of music, literature, art, architecture, film making and design. Or who have changed our lives for the better by introducing fairer laws and political ideals (the Magna Carta, the Abolition Act which ended the slave trade or the Suffragette Movement, to name a few.)

We have all been moved by stories of the courage and bravery shown by so many notable Britons over the centuries- Wellington, Lord Nelson, Elizabeth I, Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher (only joking about that last one!) that I think whether we are English or not, it is worthwhile taking a moment or two to think about just how much this great island nation has given us.

Rule Britannia! (I’m rather partial to England and the English, you know.)

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Courtesy of beautifulengland.net

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