I have learned from a knighted man that the sword with which the Queen says “Arise, Sir Botolph” is the sword of Ethelred the Unready. The sword of Ethelred makes George Washington’s seem forged an hour ago. It takes a long ruler to measure the quaintness of monarchy.
(Source: Sir Paul McCartney on “The Tonight Show With Stephen Colbert”)
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