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Re: Great Britons
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2162  Wednesday, 30 October 2002

From:           Nancy Charlton <
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Date:           Tuesday, 29 Oct 2002 08:07:31 -0800
Subject: 13.2120 Great Britons
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2120 Great Britons

At 10:30 AM 10/23/2002 -0500, Takashi Kozuka wrote:

>SHAKSPERians may wish to take a moment to visit BBC's 'Great Britons'
>webpage
>
>http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/programmes/greatbritons/
>
>and vote for Shakespeare!

This was fun. You can apparently vote twice a week, after the Tuesday
and Friday programmes.

It would surprise me if anyone sends  Cromwell or Darwin e-cards,
however you might grant the importance of these disagreeable figures.
One wonders why she and--good grief!--John Lennon are numbered among the
Top 10 Britons of all time when 19th century is underrepresented; one
might expect Victoria or Disraeli. Or Drake or Raleigh or Bacon or Henry
VIII or Thomas More.

As ever, the public ". . . gives to dust a little gilt."

Nancy Charlton

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