"Never any Starre [had] appeared before at the birth of any (the Highest humane Hero) except our Saviour." Accounts of the "royal star" have often been written off by historians as propaganda, coloured with Christ-like ornamentation, to cement Charles II's claim to the throne after his father had been overthrown.
One of the abiding legends of Britain's royal family is that a noon-day star appeared at the birth in 1630 of King Charles II, who was to restore the English monarchy after the execution of his father. shining most brightly in a Miraculous manner in the Face of the Sun," was how an English writer, Edward Matthew, described the supposed event in a 1661 pamphlet.Yet without Joe Root’s 78-ball 104 from No 3, an innings so full of orthodox shots that it felt less like a 50-over knock and more like Test cricket on speed, the platform for the second assault could not have been laid.‘The way we played at Edgbaston was pretty much the perfect performance,’ said Root.‘Our challenge is to do that more consistently and it’s something to we’ll look to replicate here.Their total of 408 for nine included 14 blows over the rope and led to a crushing 210-run win – all three statistics being high-water marks for this one-day team.And the numbers provided a welcome twist to the complaint that England’s 50-over batting had become a broken record.Boat fares £3 per person, no need to book, just walk up. June 3-4 River Canal Rescue: Boat and engine maintenance course with RCR engineers.