|Thank you Wikipedia.|
Cruising the internet can unearth all sorts of fun facts – one that surfaced today was the history of a one, Jenny Geddes.
For those of you stateside you’ll probably never have heard of Jenny Geddes, though if you have you know her to be an interesting blip on the historic radar.
Let me take you back to the 1600’s and lets travel to Edinburgh Scotland and arrive at St. Giles Cathedral. Its during mass and the minister is pushing a new prescribed prayer book – to the dismay of his congregation – called the Anglican Book of Common Prayer.
Folks are outraged (for more than just this; it isn’t the first time they’ve had things
forced prescribed to them) Jenny, in a righteous state of indignation, picks up her stool and hurls it at his head. I’m thinking she had a point to make, and this was it (thank you Wikipedia):
That translation is nice, but I think if she said it today it would be more like: “Devil give you colic–the whole lot of you! You two-faced bastard! You dare say the Mass to me?!” *whips stool*
Read more about Jenny here.
As they say: well behaved women rarely make history. :0)