Land of Hope and Glory by Geoffrey WilsonAn original new fantasy in which The Indian Rebellion of 1857 takes place in a very different England—one where magic rules, and the only hope for the future lies in the story of King Arthur
It is 1852 and the Indian empire of Rajthana has ruled Europe for more than 100 years. With their vast armies, steam-and-sorcery technology, and mastery of the mysterious power of sattva, the Rajthanans appear invincible—but a bloody rebellion has broken out in a remote corner of the empire, in a poor and backward region known as England. At first Jack Casey, retired soldier, wants nothing to do with the uprising, but then he learns his daughter, Elizabeth, is due to be hanged for helping the rebels. The Rajthanans offer to spare her, but only if Jack hunts down and captures his best friend and former army comrade, who is now a rebel leader. Jack is torn between saving his daughter and protecting his friend, and he struggles just to stay alive as the rebellion pushes England into all-out war.
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MPs voted in favour of introducing a bill to Parliament on adopting an official national anthem for England this week, so that England would have its own anthem like Scotland and Wales. Jerusalem has often been interpreted as satirical, un-Christian or critical of British history, having even been banned by clergymen in some cases. God Save the Queen would be reserved for British teams such as team GB at the Olympics, while the English anthem would be sung by English teams in football, cricket, rugby and athletics at the Commonwealth Games, for example. See the full poll results. January 15, , a.
Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set; God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet, God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet. Benson , written in When Elgar was requested to write a work for the King's coronation, he worked the suggestion into his Coronation Ode , for which he used words provided by the poet and essayist A. Due to the King's illness, the coronation was postponed. Elgar created a separate song, which was first performed by Madame Clara Butt in June In fact, only the first of the seven stanzas of the Ode's final section was re-used, as the first four lines of the second stanza below.
Skip to content. But did you know its roots are in a wildly patriotic English song? So how did this tune become both a symbol of English patriotism, and the anthem of American education? Elgar first wrote and performed the tune in Queen Victoria was still on the throne and the British Empire was at its height.
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Elgar's famous tune is performed at important events around the world. But what's its meaning, where are the lyrics from and why did Elgar write it? The piece has become a fixture of British patriotism: so what is it about this famous tune which makes people want to stand up with their hands on their hearts and weep like a child? It caught the attention of King Edward VII after it became the only piece in the history of the Proms to receive a double encore. This tune is a moment of calm in the middle of the Pomp and Circumstance March. Surfacing gently at a piano dynamic, the hymn-like nature of this theme feels simultaneously reassuring and nostalgic.
God make thee mightier yet! On Sov'ran brows, beloved, renowned, Once more thy crown is set. Thine equal laws, by Freedom gained, Have ruled thee well and long; By Freedom gained, by Truth maintained, Thine Empire shall be strong. Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set; God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet. God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet. Thy fame is ancient as the days, As Ocean large and wide: A pride that dares, and heeds not praise, A stern and silent pride: Not that false joy that dreams content With what our sires have won; The blood a hero sire hath spent Still nerves a hero son.