Olde English Pubs and the Signs of the Zodiac

via Olde English Pubs and the Signs of the Zodiac

Royal Oak – Robur Carolinum

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Edmond Halley planted this constellation in the southern sky in 1678 as a patriotic gesture to his monarch, Charles II of England. It commemorated the oak tree in which King Charles hid after his defeat by Oliver Cromwell’s republican forces at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Halley formed the constellation from stars that were previously part of Argo Navis.

Ref: http://www.ianridpath.com/startales/robur.htm


Star Trek – The Pub Crawl Anthology

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In 1618, James VI and I issued a ‘Book of Sports’ to counter the Puritans of Lancashire.

Drinking ‘Church Ales’ was one of the pleasures permitted on Sundays.

Church drinks promotion on Sundays had begun….

(Ref: The King’s Book of Sports. A history of the declarations of King James I, and King Charles I, as to the use of lawful sports on Sundays. LA Govett, MA, New College, Oxford 1890)

Also, a couple of interesting notes on Star Trek:

1.   “Most of human history and art can be expressed in Star Trek plots.” (Stephen Fry)

2.    Stephen Fry’s dissertation in his final year at Cambridge was titled Apollonian And Dionysian Themes In The Plots Of Star Trek.

(Dionysus – the Greek equivalent of Bacchus – the Roman God of Wine).

3.    Star Trek’s creator, Gene Rodenberry, said that he modelled it on Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, with each episode combining an adventure with a morality tale.

Ref: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/top10facts/708300/Star-Trek-top-ten-facts-trivia-television-movie

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via Star Trek – The Pub Crawl Anthology

New World Order of the Knights of the Garter

via New World Order of the Knights of the Garter

The Most Noble Order of the Garter – Founded 1348 in Woodstock, Oxford, England

A ‘British’ Order of Knights

Past Knights have also included Nazi Collaborators, German Kaisers and Holy Roman Emperors…..and its a ‘British’ Order?

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Download the PDF ebook to find out some more information on this somewhat secretive and most prestigious group of Knights…..

Ebook download:

New World Order of the Knights of the Garter v2_0