Brave Horatius – 16th April, 2021

And how can man die better / Than facing fearful odds, / For the ashes of his fathers, / And the temples of his Gods...

Hello from London. Here's five minutes of civilised calm recorded in East London as the capital starts to wake up. With a poem: an extract from Horatius by Lord Macaulay.

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From the show:

On this day: 16th April, 1953, the Queen launches the Royal Yacht, Britannia

On this day: 16th April, 1889, Charles Chaplin is born in Walworth, London

And if you need some music to wake you up – how about No I in Beer by Brad Paisley:

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Opening/closing music courtesy of Chillhop: Philanthrope, Leavv - What Was Before

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