26 December 2006

In case you were wondering...

God is English. So I learned last night to my amusement in Christina Hardyment's Malory: The Knight Who Became King Arthur's Chronicler (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2005).

Herself an Englishwoman, she writes:

Then came proof positive that God was an Englishman (162).

What proof have we, you ask? This proof: "On 23 May 1430 Joan of Arc was captured [by the Burgundians who then sold her to the English who then burned her at the stake in France].

Her biography of the literary genius Sir Thomas Malory is an excellent read for anyone interested in the legends of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. It is also for good anyone interested in the history between England and France. I give it my recommendation.

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