Friday, November 24, 2017

Redbad Standards

Victorian photo of a man in a devil / batman costume with snazzy tights, a cape and a bat-ear / devil horn cap. Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com
In 678, Wilfridthe exiled Archdiocese of York, sailed to Rome. Before he could seek favor with the Pope, he was blown off course and landed in Frisia (Northern Netherlands).
Victorian photo. Theatrical story of a gambler playing cards the devil while an angel looks over his shoulder. Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com
Wilfrid, taking advantage of his maritime miscalculation, educated the local pagan king about Hell, Satan, Catholicism, and the proper funding of the Vatican. 
Vintage photo early 1900s. Two cute children dressed as devils in sparkly handmade costumes including capes and caps. Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com

King Aldegisel and his Frisian subjects were baptized, Wilfrid headed to Rome and presumably the Pope was a happy, and wealthier, guy.  
Victorian photo of young boy in fancy dress as a devil. Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com

The victory was short lived and after hostilities with the Franks, King Redbad became the royal successor.
Stage actor Henri Albers as the Devil in a 1906 production of the Damnation of Faust. Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com

Taking a when-Hell-freezes-over-I'll-join-your-church stance . . . 
Vintage photo. Actress dressed as the devil peeks over the top of her devil mask. Early 1900s.  Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com
Redbad refused baptism for 30 years, explaining that he preferred spending an eternity in Hell with his pagan ancestors, to spending an eternity in Heaven with his enemies, "especially the Franks."
Vintage photo actors dressed as ghosts outside of an estate. Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com
An eternity in Franco Heaven or in Franco-Free Hell . . . 
Vintage photo of a theatrical production. Actors dressed as ghosts in gauze sheets. Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com
evidently an easy choice. 

#Hell #History #Religion #Heaven
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www.marchmatron.com/2015/08/i-dont-believe-in-hell.html
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www.marchmatron.com/2017/11/one-of-each.html
One Of Each