The Future of History

Friday, 10 May 2013

God's Little Joke

Pretty soon, I should have a new front cover design for Who Killed William Shakespeare? to show you.

All being well, it'll include something you've almost certainly never seen before - the actual skull of William Shakespeare.

In my analysis of that skull I describe something which certain physicians like to refer to as "God's little joke".  It's a part of the brain called the pterion, and you do not want to damage it.  Believe me, you don't.

But for now, I'm posting another example of God's exquisite, if rather mischievous, sense of humour.  The gravestone (above) is the last one you pass before you enter the church in which Shakespeare's skull has rested for many, many years.  In other words, this gravestone stands about as close to the church porch as you can get, almost as if it's guarding the entrance to the place where Shakespeare's skull is kept.

The gravestone commemorates one Ben Johnson.

Really, you couldn't make it up!

Have a great weekend, folks. 

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