|Not that Battle of Wimbledon!|
|Looks like a law-giving saint to me.|
Major Rant: King Ethelbert promulgated the first English law code, perhaps the first law code of any Germanic country. Yet on the North Wall of the US Supreme Court, the frieze honoring great lawgivers of the Middle Ages depicts Bad King John, not Saint Ethelbert. John, the villain of the legend of Robin Hood. John, who would not pay the ransom of his own brother, Richard. John, who signed the Magna Carta (presumably the reason he's up there) but then scurried off to the Pope to have it nullified! And this is the court to which Americans turn for Justice?
|John's at the far right, facing Louis IX of France|