King Arthur’s Sword Excalibur

Until recently, English-speaking children were exposed to beautifully illustrated children’s versions of Malory’s stories for their leisure time reading. In school, they studied Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King” in the classroom. Nowadays, they are more familiar with modern retellings that conflate Excalibur with the sword in the stone. […]

Joan of Arc’s Feast Day is May 30

Joan of Arc’s feast day is May 30. She was burned at the stake in 1431, but not canonized until 1920. That event, like her death, was motivated by political interests. […]

M. J. Maddox, PhD 
is the American English Doctor.  
 

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