Saturday, October 14, 2006

Battle of Hastings: 940th Anniversary

To begin our day long celebration here at Abosolutely No Spin...a classic poem!

William the Conqueror, 1066,
Said to his captains, 'I mean to affix
England to Normandy. Go out and borrow
Some bows and some arrows, we're starting tomorrow.'
So William went conquering hither and thither
'Til Angles and Saxons were all of a dither
He conquered so quickly you couldn't keep count
Of the counties he conquered, I think they amount
To ten, or a doxen, or even a score,
And I haven't a doubt he'd have conquered some more,
so full and so proud of his conquering tricks
was William the Conquerer, 1066.
But death put an end to the tactics, thank Heaven,
Of William the Conqueror, 1087.

Read more about William the Conqueror here.
Make sure you come back and read more on the Battle of Hastings! Updates throughout the day!

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