Saturday, July 18, 2009
Pour encourager les autres
This is Admiral John Byng, whose trial and execution for not chasing the French diligently enough was satirised by Voltaire as being done to make all the other admirals try harder. A bit cruel, you might say; and here are some more cruel people.
Cruel Sister - Pentangle
The Cruel Brother - Five Hand Reel
The Cruel Mother - Shirley Collins
The Cruel Ship's Captain - Bryan Ferry
Cruel Sister is bethnoir's recommendation.