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Marc’s Almanac

102 EpisodesProduced by Marc SidwellWebsite

Five minutes of civilised calm. As featured on BBC Radio Suffolk.Sign up at https://marcsalmanac.substack.com to receive an email when new episodes are added.You can find a playlist of the recommended songs on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxBpfbS-x5t3GLN-TVXMNSSwnAlum0l8Z

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26th October, 2020 – Batter My Heart

Five minutes of civilised calm, recorded in East London, as the capital starts to wake up. Sign up at https://marcsalmanac.substack.com

With a poem by John Donne, one of his Holy Sonnets.

"Batter my heart, three-person'd God, for you

As yet but knock..."

From the show:

Song of Solomon 2:14

The charge of the Light Brigade – here's a rare wax cylinder recording from 1890 of Tennyson reading his poem

On this day: 26th October, 899, King Alfred the Great, educator, reformer and warrior, goes to glory

On this day: 26th October, 1977, wild smallpox infects its final victim in Somalia – a hospital cook, Ali Maow Maalin

Music to wake you up – Gimme Some Lovin' by the Spencer Davis Group

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Have a lovely day.

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