Word of the Week: Sceptered (adj.) – invested with royal authority

“This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,–
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.”
Richard II II.i.40-50

Voiced by Simon Kerr

Behind The Voice:
Simon works in our visitor services department and is often found manning our information desk in the foyer. He tells us that, when not on the desk, he frequently astro travels to Saturn’s rings.

His favourite play is Othello and his favourite Shakespearean character is Iago.