Wednesday Wonder

By Sarah Dyer

Posted on July 31, 2013 in Fun Stuff with tags Wednesday Wonder

Here’s a brighter Wednesday Wonder for you this week, seeing as the weather’s taken a bit of a turn for the worse! Who’s your favourite hero?

Fortunatus

A hero of medieval legend (derived from Eastern sources) who possessed an inexhaustible purse, a wishing cap and other attributes. He appears in a German Volksbuch of 1509. Hans Sachs dramatized the story in 1553 and Thomas Dekker’s Pleasant Comedy Of Old Fortunatus was first performed in December 1599.

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