Today – 30th April, 2021

If ever there were a spring day so perfect...

Hello from London. Here's five minutes of civilised calm recorded in East London as the capital starts to wake up. With a poem: Today by Billy Collins.

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From the show:

On this day: 30th April 1506, the signing of the so-called Intercursus Malus, a notoriously uneven trade deal between England and the Duchy of Burgundy

On this day: 30th April 1602, the English Merlin, William Lilly, is born in Diseworth, Leicestershire

If you need some music to wake you up – how about Iko Iko by Justin Wellington:

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

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