British Freedom

Writing about the current crisis of democracy in Britain. The title of this site comes from Wordsworth's stirring sonnet:

It is not to be thought of that the Flood

Of British freedom, which, to the open sea

Of the world's praise, from dark antiquity

Hath flowed, "with pomp of waters, unwithstood,"

Roused though it be full often to a mood

Which spurns the check of salutary bands,

That this most famous Stream in bogs and sands

Should perish; and to evil and to good

Be lost for ever. In our halls is hung

Armoury of the invincible Knights of old:

We must be free or die, who speak the tongue

That Shakespeare spake; the faith and morals hold

Which Milton held.—In every thing we are sprung

Of Earth's first blood, have titles manifold.

The library in the picture isn't in Britain, but it has an excellent ceiling, and Czech freedom matters too. This site has no connection to the defunct British Freedom Party, and any similarity in nomenclature can only be ascribed to my haste in acquiring a domain name. 

 Historical library of Strahov Monastery
 

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