19th May, 2020 – Ode to a Nightingale

I cannot see what flowers are at my feet,/ Nor what soft incense hangs upon the boughs...

Hello from Suffolk. Here's five minutes of civilised calm recorded in the peace of the English countryside. With an extract from Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats.

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From the show:

Dunstan by Conn Iggulden

On this day: 19th May, 988 – The death of Dunstan, politician, priest, silversmith and scholar, who pulled the devil by the nose with red-hot tongs

On this day: 19th May, 1649 – England is declared a Commonwealth and will remain a republic for 11 years

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