Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The "All You Need is Love" post of the day

from the History of England:

The Love Day of 1458 St Pauls in Medieval times

...Henry, such as he was a force for anything, was a force for peace. His queen was ruling for the sake of a faction - the Beauforts - and king Henry could see that. And so Henry ordered a Love Day. The idea was that all the nobility would walk together, arm in arm, through the streets of London to St Paul's Cathedral. There they would sing and pray together, and all would be well....
All it achieved was to through the rivalries into clear and public relief - the Love Day solved nothing, because it could not address the basic problem of the king's weakness.

and thus started the War of the Roses. 

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