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January 10th, 2009 (10:18 pm)

  • 00:31 @Sammee42 Definitely native to the US, and not known on these shores, until the arrival of the grey in the late C19, so I find... #
  • 00:31 @Sammee42 ...but if you find any red squirrels in Princeton, send them over, as we need them! #
  • 12:49 Reeling from the news that the Woodstock bus is to have a new number in two weeks. Goodbye 20 and 20A - hello, S3. Sacrilege...! #
  • 13:14 Wondering how far Edward I's military actions against the rule of the guardians of Scotland in 1296-1306 helped Robert I after 1306. #
  • 13:15 Telling myself to stop wondering about mediaeval Scotland and concentrate on peace negotiations in the War of Spanish Succession. #
  • 19:48 I'm no expert on American accents, but Philip Glenister's does appear to wander... #
  • 19:48 I wonder whether they pay Joss Whedon royalties? #
  • 19:54 Then again, they are not the first to find development potential in Stoker's Mina... #
  • 20:07 Mind you, Demons is nicely creepy in a way that Primeval (dealing in a different kind of monster) rarely manages. #
  • 20:09 Richard Wilson is an ancient priest at St Bart's Church. Presumably the Many Js contracted him in bulk when making Merlin. #
  • 20:26 Both Galvin and Luke are fond of the word 'freak'. #
  • 20:36 A few wing-parries and you turn to dust? Some demon, Gilgamel... #
  • 20:39 St Anselm's was presented as an ancient church, but it's a modern sort of name. #
  • 20:41 Twittering far too much about a TV series? #

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Posted by: romancinger (romancinger)
Posted at: January 11th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)

I don't know of a really ancient St Anselm's, but he was a bishop around the time of William I (if my memory is not completely scrambled). I know this because my local church used to be St Anselm's - named for him because it was in the Harrow area, where he lived. That church was, I think, built in the late 1800s. Which may count as ancient in the US? (snarky, sorry)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: January 11th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)

Naming churches after historical English figures (other than St Charles King and Martyr) became fashionable in the nineteenth century. Anselm would have been too Roman for the immediate post-Reformation church, and not remote enough for the pre-Reformation church, I think (though I await correction and qualification on this point).