SCUD Day

Several unreliable sources list July 8 as SCUD (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama) Day. They’ve even got a theme sone.

The only historical reference I could find for July 8 is that it is the anniversary of the death of Saint Edgar the Peaceful, King of the Mercians and Northumbrians in 957 and King of the West Saxons in 959 making him the first kind of all England. He was efficient, peaceful, and unusually tolerant of local customs.

He founded many abbeys and enacted penalties for non-payment of Peter’s Pence. Peter’s Pence was a tithe that was not sent to Rome, rather was used for schools and other local projects. King Edgar is also credited with introducing a number of successful legal changes.

 This image was scanned from the New Minister Charter, an illuminated 10th century manuscript currently in the British Library.

This image was scanned from the New Minister Charter, an illuminated 10th century manuscript currently in the British Library.

These posts are true to the best of my knowledge at the time of writing. I make no claims as to their accuracy. The purpose is to inform, educate, amuse, and make people aware of causes and opportunities around the world. I also encourage civil debate in the comment section.

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