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Edith and Edward
Music: Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz
A King and Queen gentler than the times in which they lived.

IT was said throughout England that ‘Even as the rose springs from the thorn, so springs Edith from Godwin.’

Ingulf, the Abbot of Croyland, later recalled that when he was a schoolboy, Edith would examine him on his studies, and then having pressed a few coins into his hand, send him to the larder for a treat.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Learn. Teach.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Study. Catch. Press.

Use together in one sentence: Uncle. Treat. Sheets.

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Wulfstan and the Seal of Approval
Music: John Field
William the Conqueror’s purge of the English Church was halted by a humble bishop and a dead king.

THINKING all Saxon bishops rustic and unworthy of their sees, Archbishop Lanfranc summoned Wulfstan, bishop of Worcester, to a synod in the Abbey at Westmister, and ordered him to give up his pastoral staff and ring to a better man.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Lay. Lie.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Stand. Say. Press.

Use together in one sentence: Aloud. Abbey. Where.

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