[O Come All Ye Faithful] was written by John Francis Wade, a Roman Catholic who fled France during the Jacobean rebellion and worked as a music teacher in England.
That doesn't sound right. Why should a Catholic flee a Catholic country like France just because a Catholic Country like Scotland is revolting against England? And why should the fleeing Catholic go to a Protestant country like England?
posted on 12/10/2007 10:48:14 AM PST
(The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
The article is wrong. He evidently fled to France after the second Jacobite rebellion (the '45).
posted on 12/10/2007 11:04:03 AM PST
To: ClearCase_guy; NYer
Uh. . . it’s fled TO France. And it’s the “Jacobite Rebellion”. Jacobean is FURNITURE, from the time of James II, not James III.
posted on 12/10/2007 11:19:09 AM PST
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