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... in the reformation for being a learned monk who used his skills to translate the Bible into the language of everyman, English. He fled England but they caught him in France and put him to death. The Bible was only written in Greek, Hebrew or Latin, the language of the clergy, not in the language of the common man, English. He also spoke out about Henry viii marriages which didn't win him any friends. We move to the Chapter House in the Abbey where the Monks would meet each ...
... sitting in the park, paddling on the Serpentine or lounging on the deck chairs. Wanted to try one but a little too expensive for our budget.
We saw the Albert Memorial -very impressive - Queen Vic obviously loved him very much!!!!! - and the Royal Albert Hall.
Managed to find Harrods and wandered through the food hall. Everything looked delicious Jeff even thought the fish looked good!
By then ...
... br> Then across the Westminster Bridge with an amazing view of Big Ben and Parliament again. On my way across the bridge I passed a group of 5 students who were getting ready to take a group photo of 4 of them, they then proceeded to pull out a MICHIGAN flag with the giant yellow M on it. It took everything I had not to yell anything like O-H, Go Bucks, Michigan sucks, or Ann Arbor is a *****. Although each crossed my mind I decided not to be a dick in my own one man OSU army. So I ...
Terry and Seamus wanted to go home, so Paddy and I walked along the canal to the Roman Road. I was able to educate him about Boadicea, gasometers and locks. It doesn't often happen that I know something he doesn't. We watched some narrow boats go through the lock and Paddy helped one driver with the lock gate. It was a beautiful, clear, sunny afternoon.
Today is 1st March - St David's Day, first day of spring and Pa's birthday.
Day 8 - The Marathon is on so we head off into London again, this time down to the Embankment where we get a top viewing spot. The runners came around 5 times (we missed the first one), with the crowd encouraging every athlete. What an atmosphere. I couldn't get over the truck that carts the cameras around. There must have been at least 20 cameramen perched on an open truck clicking away and just ahead of the ...