St. Crispin's Day

by alphamonkey on October 25, 2007 · 2 comments

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Shakespeare fan’s know that today is St. Crispin’s Day, but it’s far less remembered for it’s religious connotations as it is for the famous battles that share the date. Specifically 1854’s Charge of the Light Brigade (Battle of Balaclava) from the Crimean War, and of course the Battle of Agincourt (1415), which Shakespeare used as the central event in Henry V.

In commemoration, here’s my personal favorite rendition of the St. Crispin’s Day speech from Kenneth Branagh’s 1989 version.

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  • elkciN

    If I saw the headline, and immediately thought of Renaissance Man, does that make me a bad person?

  • .alphamonkey.

    Probably not as bad as your first thought being ‘Mac n’ Me’.

    Apologize for the break, but Casa del Mono has been way ill.

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