Five minutes of civilised calm, recorded in the peace of the English countryside. Sign up at https://marcsalmanac.substack.com
With a poem by Felix Dennis, An English Light.
"9:45 on a fine June night,
I watch from the window and write and write..."
From the show:
On this day: 3 June, 1989 – the Tiananmen Square massacre begins. It will see up to four thousand pro-democracy activists shot, bayoneted and deliberately crushed to death beneath the treads of tanks
On this day: 3 June, 1162 – Thomas a Becket is consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury. His murder eight years later, by men who believed they were following the will of the king, would make Thomas a saint whose veneration would last for centuries.
Music to wake you up – Big Rock Candy Mountain, sung by Harry McClintock
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