Blōdēa Gemaðel

Enoch Powell (1912–1998)

Sēo Blōdēa Gemaðel wæs mǣre gemaðel forþcȳðed be Enoch Powell on 20 Ēastermōnaþ 1968. In gearum æfterweard cnawen he he his gemaþel 'se Beormingaham gemaðel' ac tīdingscītas nemnedon hie Blōdēa fram wordum þærin.

In þæm æfne on 20 Ēastermōnaþ 1968, clipod Enoch Powell þone Gemæne Gemōt þæs Westmidland Læppa Begealdenda Stēormælearn and hēr sprāc he wiþ lēorednesse in Breten fram þære Þēodacynewīsan and wiþ rihtgesetnes wiþ toscēad. Powell wæs the Behealdend Gemōtmann þæs Witenagemōtes for Heantun Sūþwest. Næfre sæd he 'blōd ēa' ac he made allusion to a line from Æneid þære bēc be Uirgilius:[1]

"Þan lōc ic forþ, ic eom gefylled mid forebododu cearu; swa swa se Rēmisc mann, þincþ me þe ic sēo 'Tiber sēo ēa fāmig mid miclum blōde.'"

Þēos gemaþel wrōhtede wordsturm onmang st ēormaþlum and tīdingscītum and eall se landfolc þingode on Enoch Powell. Ēadweard Heath se Behealdenda heretoga (se wæs æfterweerd Forma Þegn) adrāf Powell of his hired, ac manig menn secgaþ þe Powelles lof geaf þæm Behealdendum hiera sige in þæm gemǣnan ceosung in 1970. Þæreft wæs Enoch Powell wiþercora to Heathes þegndōme.

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