Today’s New-to-me Word


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  1. a person who refuses to submit to an authority or to comply with a regulation. adjective

Definitions from Oxford Languages

Sir Francis “The Recusant” Yates of Lyford

13th great uncle

He was in prison for eight years. He died in prison for refusing to renounce the Catholic faith and fall under Henry VIII’s Church of England.

Henry VIII is my 19th great-grandfather.

Fast forward hundreds of years and we’re still driving each other to madness. Some things never change.