Anniversaries & Events in Academia & Elsewhere
psalter (basically a book of psalms and other material), Columba spiriting away (without asking) Finian’s one in order to copy out a version for his own use, which Finian took none too kindly to when he found out, claiming that because he owned the original, he also owned the copy: hand it over, demanded Finian; certainly shan’t, replied Columba. In the end, they took it before King Diarmait mac Cerbaill for a final decision and he famously ruled that, "To every cow belongs her calf, therefore to every book belongs its copy." Naturally enough, Columba didn’t agree with the decision and so the good saint decided the best way to sort the whole thing out once and for all was in pitched combat, the Battle of Cúl Dreimhne in 561, during which three thousand men were killed. All because of a dispute over copyright, this being one of the first in history.
Not so good either in 1582 for James VI of Scotland (later James I of England), who was captured in the Raid of Ruthven (or abducted, depending on which spin doctor you believe) and held for almost a year, with Elizabeth I of England, highly pleased at the development, sending up £1,000 as wages for the guards to keep him under lock and key. In 1603, she died and he took her throne to become the first of the Stuart monarchs. His own son, Charles I, chose the selfsame day of 22 August in 1642 to call Parliament and its soldiers traitors, declaring war on them at Nottingham, which would soon lead to the Battle of Edgehill (October 23) and eventually to Charles losing his head.
toddled safely home to die, in bed.”
"James I of England by Daniel Mytens" by Daniël Mijtens (circa 1590–circa 1647) - Scanned from the book The National Portrait Gallery History of the Kings and Queens of England by David Williamson, ISBN 1855142287.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_I_of_England_by_Daniel_Mytens.jpg#mediaviewer/File:James_I_of_England_by_Daniel_Mytens.jpg
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