Given the anecdotal link with Welsh archers at Agincourt we might call it the Celtic Wave, but most today will associate it with Churchill's cheeky transformation into the V for Victory sign. Or, that general two finger wave at people who have simply lost the plot and who need to be told to travel. And we are rather getting to the point where we need to be deploying this sign language in a serious manner to our rulers: Restaurants, cafés and pubs will be named and shamed unless they make food portions smaller or less sweet, the government has said.
Did the 'middle finger salute' derive from gestures of English archers whose fingers had been severed at the Battle of Agincourt?
England was this week celebrating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, one of its greatest-ever battlefield victories, when king Henry V's longbow archers routed the French nobility. The battle on October 25, 1415 saw a...
UK researchers cite promising signs of 1,000-year-old Anglo Saxon treatment against drug-resistant bacterial infection.
On July 19, 1941, Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged people to use two extended fingers as a sign of resistance to the Nazi war machine