20th May, 2020 – The School of York

To some he made the grammar understood,/ And poured on others rhetoric's copious flood...

Hello from Suffolk. Here's five minutes of civilised calm recorded in the peace of the English countryside. With a poem: The School of York by Alcuin.

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Just William by Richmal Crompton

Remembering Alcuin of York, who died May 19th, in the year 804. Listen to the BBC's In Our Time episode on Alcuin.

On this day: 20 May, 1772 – William Congreve, second Baronet, was born, inventor of the Congreve rocket

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