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Word of the Day: Fid

It seems some time in my life I've seen a Fid,,just can't remember when or were.
Have you been to the UK? Or maybe you have the odd British coin, perhaps as a souvenir. Around the monarch's head you will see: "Fid. Def." On smaller coins, where space is limited, it's just F. D.
Fid. Def. is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase Fidei Defensor, which means 'Defender of the Faith', a title originally given to Henry VIII by the Pope for defending the Roman Catholic religion. When Henry created the Church of England he kept the title, referring it to the new religion.
In a twist of irony, Henry, although head of the protestant Church of England, never converted. He remained a Roman Catholic to his death.
 

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