Talk:Glorious Revolution

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Where was the name "The Glorious Revolution" first introduced? It does not appear in Night Watch. --Death 15:27, 29 May 2007 (CEST)

Really? Thud! mentions it; hard to believe there's nothing earlier.--Old Dickens 15:55, 29 May 2007 (CEST)

I'm pretty sure it's mentioned in Night Watch... --Sanity 16:59, 29 May 2007 (CEST)

I have a funny feeling Sam Vimes would ask 'what the bleeding hell was Glorious about it?' And I can't remember whether or not it's referred to as 'glorious' in Night Watch. --Knmatt 17:02, 29 May 2007 (CEST)

I believe it was called "The Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May". Some wizards were talking alternative history regarding same. --Pygmalion

Just a couple of thoughts that might be worth including in the Notes section.

Firstly the wearing of a lilac to commemorate the Glorious 25th seems reminiscent in some ways to the wearing of a poppy on November 11th to remember the fallen during wars (and more recently that includes a purple one for animals).

Secondly, On roundworld there was a Battle of Cable Street in 1936. Interesting to note the use of barricades by the protestors seems similar to the revolutionaries. The name 'Cable Street' also seems to link in with the Cable Street Particulars/Unmentionables who on Findthee Swing's page are described as 'pretty much the Gestapo of Ankh-Morpork' - the original Battle of Cable Street was against the British Union of Fascists led by Oswald Mosley. The association to Cable Street is mentioned on the page for the Cable Street Particulars - Might it be worth mentioning here as well?

Thirdly,the wearing of a lilac was inspired by a historic battle in which combatants wore carrots on their helmets to help to identify one another (and useful as a nourishing snack for later). Something similar happened in Wales - according to wikipedia:

According to one legend, King Cadwaladr of Gwynedd ordered his soldiers to identify themselves by wearing the vegetable on their helmets in an ancient battle against the Saxons that took place in a leek field.

And of course the leek shares the benefit of being edible. The mention of carrots also brings to mind a possible reason for naming a certain Captain --Verity (talk) 00:27, 27 November 2013 (GMT)