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20-07-2017, 02:26 PM
Who springs to mind?
242 years after a rebellion led by rich land-owners against an English King (the III'd of his name) an unexpected twice-divorced narcissist came to power who was described (in a Yale lecture I've been watching) as someone who:

Quote:... was notoriously susceptible to influence and if those who held his trust were able to steer things in the direction that they favoured, then [he] might back them if they were cautious (though they were always well advised to proceed with extreme caution) in order to retain [his] confidence.
He was willing to be influenced but he could react fiercely if he thought he was being abused.

His successor was a religious bigot (protestant).


Second Barons' War (1264–1267) vs. Henry III
1509 King Henry VIII
Followed by Edward VI
NHS founded 1948

On this basis, the people of the USA (assuming it still exists) will get a National Health Service in the year 2,456.

Which is nice. Angel

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20-07-2017, 02:37 PM
RE: Who springs to mind?
Hang on a minute. They seem to have gotten through a decent number of Henrys in a short space of time? I'm pretty sure there was a Henry IV, V and VI and VII who were all kings for a good long time. Henry V said all kinds of stirring things at Agincourt, according to the Bard?

And Henry VIII was suceeded (eventually) by Elizabeth, no? Tua cock up. Tua maxima cock up.

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20-07-2017, 03:08 PM
RE: Who springs to mind?
Another commonality: the ever increasing waist circumference.

Also vindictiveness, unpaid creditors, mostly dumbassed progeny (one daughter excepted)...
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21-07-2017, 10:29 AM
RE: Who springs to mind?
(20-07-2017 02:26 PM)DLJ Wrote:  242 years after a rebellion led by rich land-owners against an English King (the III'd of his name) an unexpected twice-divorced narcissist came to power who was described (in a Yale lecture I've been watching) as someone who:

Quote:... was notoriously susceptible to influence and if those who held his trust were able to steer things in the direction that they favoured, then [he] might back them if they were cautious (though they were always well advised to proceed with extreme caution) in order to retain [his] confidence.
He was willing to be influenced but he could react fiercely if he thought he was being abused.


His successor was a religious bigot (protestant).


Second Barons' War (1264–1267) vs. Henry III
1509 King Henry VIII
Followed by Edward VI
NHS founded 1948

On this basis, the people of the USA (assuming it still exists) will get a National Health Service in the year 2,456.

Which is nice. Angel

Just for the record, when I saw this post I came here with great trepidation. Drinking Beverage

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21-07-2017, 10:51 AM
RE: Who springs to mind?
Dammit, I was sure it was gonna be this guy.

#sigh
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21-07-2017, 09:07 PM
RE: Who springs to mind?
(20-07-2017 02:37 PM)morondog Wrote:  Hang on a minute. They seem to have gotten through a decent number of Henrys in a short space of time? I'm pretty sure there was a Henry IV, V and VI and VII who were all kings for a good long time. Henry V said all kinds of stirring things at Agincourt, according to the Bard?
...

Not just Henries, lots of Eddies too. But less than the number of presidents from the rebellion to Trump.

Henry III (Henry of Winchester), 1216 – 1272
Edward I (Longshanks), 1272 – 1307
Edward II (Edward of Caernarfon), 1307 – 1327
Edward III, 1327 – 1377
Richard II, 1377 – 1399

Then the Lannisters:
Henry IV (Bolingbroke), 1399 – 1413
Henry V, 1413 – 1422
Henry VI, 1422 – 1461

Then the Starks:
Edward IV, 1461 – 1470

Then the Lannisters again:
Henry VI, 1470 – 1471

Then the Starks again:
Edward IV (second reign), 1471 – 1483
Edward V, 1483 – 1483
Richard III, 1483 – 1485

The Hodors:
Henry VII, 1485 – 1509
Henry VIII, 1509 – 1547

(20-07-2017 02:37 PM)morondog Wrote:  ...
And Henry VIII was succeeded (eventually) by Elizabeth, no? Tua cock up. Tua maxima cock up.

Yes, eventually. But Eddie Pence was his immediate successor.

Henry VIII, 1509 – 1547
Edward VI (from Trump's third wife), 1547 – 1553
Lady Jane Greywind, 10 July 1553 – 19 July 1553
Mary I (from first wife), 1553 – 1558
Sansa I (from second wife), 1558 – 1603

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21-07-2017, 09:20 PM
RE: Who springs to mind?
(21-07-2017 09:07 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Smartass

Henrys and Edwards not to be trusted. Got it. Sounds prudent. Thumbsup

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