Monday, 16 June 2014
From Templar to Garter
Just following on from yesterday's post re the twin "goings on"; in London, with Trooping the Colour, and in Edinburgh with the Commonwealth Games baton relay.
Today is day 3 of the latter - in Scotland anyway - and we visited an old favourite, Rosslyn Chapel, in the company of pro-independence actor, Brian Cox. Apparently the name Brian has connotations with kings and exalted/high/noble, whilst his surname guides us in the direction of coxswain, someone who steers a vessel. BBC News
Here @ newspaceman we don't watch many movies thus we know little of Brian Cox, although he seems to have had a distinguished career and has received a title - CBE - from the Queen. We know a little about Rosslyn, and it's legends of Knights Templar and freemasonry, but mythomorph in the sidebar is a better source in that regard.
Her most regal majesty is busy as always today, down in Windsor Castle she is investing two new Knights into her Order of the Garter. The culprits are Mervyn King, ex governor of the Bank of England, and Eliza Manningham-Buller, ex director general of the spooky MI5. Note that Her Majesty makes her own decisions on who she admits into the clan. BBC News