Carissimi: Today’s Mass: For the fallen of the Battle of Hastings

An annual Requiem for the repose of all the souls fallen at the Battle of Hastings. The Battle of Hastings occurred on 14 October 1066 during the Norman conquest of England, between the Norman-French army of Duke William II of Normandy and the English army under King Harold II.[a] It took place at Senlac Hill,…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Edward, King & Confessor

St Edward, King & Confessor: Missa “Os justi” Edward was born in 1003. He was the last Saxon king to rule (for more than a few months) in England. He is called “Edward the Confessor” to distinguish him from another King of England, Edward the Martyr (c962-979), who was assassinated (presumably by someone who wished to place…