Tag Archive: Shakespeare

Sep 07

September 7: Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I (1533) It was on this date, September 7, 1533, that the first Queen Elizabeth, monarch of the “Golden Age” of English history, was born at Greenwich Palace. She was a disappointment to her father, King Henry VIII, who desperately wanted a son. Henry had gone so far as to break away from …

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Feb 28

February 28: Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne

Montaigne was a Deist, but refrained from candor about his beliefs due to the mutual slaughter between Catholics and French Huguenots of the time. “It is setting a high value upon our opinions,” he wrote, “to roast men and women alive on account of them.”

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Feb 04

February 4: Georg Brandes

Georg Brandes

“But my doubt would not be overcome,” wrote Brandes. “Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness. For me it was sometimes both.”

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