Tag Archives: Francis Scott Key

Gloucester Cathedral and the US national anthem

An unexpected connection to American history found in Gloucester Cathedral in England. Continue reading

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O, say can you see? Stories of a national anthem

On September 13 and 14 Americans will commemorate the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore, a mostly forgotten battle in U.S. history… except that it gave the United States its national anthem. The song is a stirring tribute of the battle by … Continue reading

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The historic house that disappeared

Interesting story from Washington Post columnist John Kelly. The National Park Service lost track of Francis Scott Key’s Georgetown house. It’s a history mystery. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/oh-say-can-you-see-the-missing-key-house/2013/06/21/6e44537c-d79e-11e2-a9f2-42ee3912ae0e_story.html Related posts: British invasion at North Point Mary, not Betsy

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