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St. David’s Day Daffodils

1 March is St. David’s Day, Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant celebrating the patron saint of Wales, St. David, who was a bishop of Mynyw in the 6th century. As a part of this celebration social medial has been flooded with images of daffodils (Narcissus)...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 1 Mar 2021

The Hartlebury Spring

This was the castle drive today - daffodils keeping the cattle company.And in one of the cottage...
From: The Hurd Library on 5 Apr 2016

Shakespeare and the Welsh “Upon St Davy’s day”

Sam Cox and Pistol and Brendan O’Hea as Fluellen at Shakespeare’s Globe. Photo by John Haynes Every first of March the Welsh celebrate St David’s Day. Shakespeare was well aware of this: in Henry V the Welsh Captain Fluellen says to...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Mar 2016

Wordsworth and Shakespeare

A plaster model for a bust of Wordsworth, at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 7 April 2015 was the 345th birthday of William Wordsworth, the Romantic poet most closely associated with nature, and one of England’s greatest writers. Like Shakespeare,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 8 Apr 2015

Celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday in his own town

This weekend is the most important of the year for Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare’s life and works are celebrated with a whole range of events, but the most important is the parade which this year takes place on Saturday morning, 20 April, and...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Apr 2013

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