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Saint Crispin’s Day

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0496  Tuesday, 29 October 2013


From:        John Briggs < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         October 25, 2013 at 5:49:01 PM EDT

Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: Saint Crispin’s Day


On 25/10/2013 21:35, Hardy M. Cook wrote:


> As Ann Thompson reminded us this morning, today is Saint Crispin’s

> Day, the feast day of the Christian saints Crispin and Crispinian,

> twins who were martyred c. 286 CE.


I should point out that it is also the Feast of the Translation of St John of Beverley, to whom Henry V himself (rather than Shakespeare) credited the victory at Agincourt.


[Crispin (alone) would have appeared in Shakespeare’s copy of the Book of Common Prayer - John of Beverley did not.]


John Briggs


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