A BIBLE has recently passed through the sale rooms. It was used by Fr Huddlestone, who concealed Charles II after the Battle of Culloden and later received him into Full Communion just before he died in 1649.
Like most Recusant Bibles, it has, so the Daily Mail informed its readers, MISSALE printed very large on its title page. This is Recusant code for 'Bible'.
Lord Salisbury once described the Daily Mail as "A newspaper written by the Gentry to be read by the Gentry." It became famous in the Interbellum period for its relentless campaigns against Hitler, Mosley, and Mussolini.
Perhaps its best-known banner headlines were SHAME ON YOU HORRIBLE HERR HITLER and FREE DANZIG FROM NAZI TYRANNY.
Nowadays, it is daily breakfast-time reading for Her Grace the Duchess of Sussex.
Apparently has been bought by a 'public institution' -
Don't you mean 1685? It was Charles I who was beheaded in 1649. Or did the Daily Mail misreport all that as well?
We are to feel demoralized by their actions. They'll be selling artifacts and the Mona Lisa, at some point. It's all to break us, then re-write history in their image.
Isn't the Daily Mail that trashy online paper? It's hard to believe the gentry ever read that. We in the states have a similar paper, the Enquirer. All the dirt that's fit to print.
The Battle of Worcester, Father. Culloden was much later.
The Battle was at Worcester, Father. Culloden was much later.
I believe Salisbury twisted Thackeray's “gentlemen for gentlemen” to “office boys for office boys.”
A couple of historical errors-Fr Huddlestone assisted Charles II's escape after the Battle of Worcester ( It was his nephew Bonnie Prince Charlie who suffered defeat at Culloden) and Charles IN died 6th February 1685 (it was his father Charles I who was beheaded in 1649).
It should be "Worcester" instead of "Culloden" and "1685" instead of "1649."
1649? Perhaps 1749?
Father, we must award you the Sellers & Yeatman History Prize. You should be proud of it, as it is A Good Thing.
Seems like an April Fool post
So many people unaware, or pretending to be unaware, of the date!
She can read? How reassuring. I hope it is without having to use her finger.
I suspect that Fr Hunwicke was looking at the date...
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