Five minutes of civilised calm, recorded in the peace of the English countryside. Sign up at https://marcsalmanac.substack.com
With a poem by AE Housman, an extract from Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff.
"And malt does more than Milton can
To justify God’s ways to man..."
From the show:
On this day: 6th July, 1348 – Pope Clement VI issues the first of two papal bulls stating that Jews were falsely accused of spreading the Black Death, then devastating Europe, and that they should be protected, not persecuted
On this day: 6th July, 1934 – Fred Perry won the men's Wimbledon title from Jack Crawford in straight sets. It would be the first of three straight title victories at Wimbledon for Perry
Music to wake you up – No I in Beer by Brad Paisley
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