The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0496 Tuesday, 29 October 2013
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.]