Mad as a March hare

The above saying always jumps into my head when we come to this threshold month between winter and spring. Lewis Carroll popularised the idea of the ‘mad’ March Hare in Alice in Wonderland but it existed long before due to hares’ crazy chasing, jumping and boxing in March, their mating season. In contrast, new life was definitely not on Shakespeare’s mind when in his play of the same name, Julius Caesar is given the warning ‘beware the ides of March’ (15 March in the Roman calendar) which turns out to be the day of his murder! Click on the picture for more March facts and activities!

Ed Taylor (Head of Studies at Kings Training)

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