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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
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A time os European unity which ended in a Quarrel
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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,171 mod
    Richard the Lionheart, brother of the unpopular King John Richard was a commander during the Third Crusade. He led the campaign after the departure of Philip II of France and won considerable victories against Saladin, although he did not succeed in retaking Jerusalem. He was king for 10 years before his death in 1199. Although seen as a hero, he used the country mainly to fund his armies. On the other hand, though John was much less popular, his Magna Carta was highly significant in that it was an early step in the evolution of the constitution of the United Kingdom.


  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 754 OTT
    @mheredge thank you
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 615 ✭✭✭
    > @mheredge said:
    > Richard the Lionheart, brother of the unpopular King John Richard
    I watched a TV programme about the both. They said King Richard spent few time in England and was attached much more to Aquitaine.

    >>On the other hand, though John was much less popular, his Magna Carta was highly significant in that it was an early step in the evolution of the constitution of the United Kingdom.
    He can hardly be credited for it: his barons forced him to sign it, that wasn't a voluntary act.
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