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Monday, July 13, 2009

Bulstrode Whitelocke

Bulstrode Whitelocke was a chap around during the English Civil Wars. And doesn't he have a splendid name! Oddly, he seems to have been a moderating influence at the time, but I just think his name is excellent - it combines both verb and noun together into one, handy package. And it makes for great quotes! I've been thinking some up this morning:

Into the mouth of hell Bulstrode!

Boldly Bulstrode and well!

Bulstrode his horse, Bulstrode it into town!

There's a Bulstrode in the china shop!

What a load of Bulstrode dust!

As you can see, my mind has been moving on weighty matters lately.

4 comments:

Dan the VespaMan said...

Rather interesting Tim. Apparently the chap was born in Fleet Street, London. It's not often anything associated with that locale has been referred to as a "moderating influence".

TimT said...

Purely an accident, I bet.

And of course you must realise this is coming from a person who learnt just about all the history he'll ever know from Larry Gonnick's 'Cartoon History of the Universe'.

David said...

He looks like quite a ruff fellow if that picture on Wikipedia is anything to go by.

TimT said...

He'd be positively frilled to hear that!

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