An Anglo-Saxon council of elders which helped to rule the country.
Fact of the Day
1968 was the only year during the 20th century when no member of the British armed services was killed on active service.
Quote of the Day
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. "
~ Martin Luther King
On This Day
1913 Suffragette Emily Davison stepped in front of king's horse at Epsom, but didn't expect to be killed - she'd bought a ticket home.
1940 The final day of the Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo). 338,226 British, French and Belgian soldiers were rescued in total.