Sunday, June 07, 2015

The Bishop of London

Just reading in this book by Peter Ackroyd how Queen Elizabeth I had a toothache. "A tooth-drawer named Fenatus outlined the safest method of removing the offending tooth." But the queen was nervous so the bishop of London "volunteered to calm her nerves by losing one of his few remaining teeth." So they pulled the old bishop's tooth and then Elizabeth was like aw, that doesn't look so bad. So she had her tooth pulled too. "One of his few remaining teeth"! That old bishop of London. I'll say something else about Queen Elizabeth. She had nicknames for her subordinates, stuff like "Monkey" and "Frog" and "Lids" and "Spirit" and I'm forgetting a few. She was like George W. Bush! In that way.