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Started by Tadagee on Jun 26, 2019 10:29:34 PM
British Civil Wars: which side are you? Any why?

The Anarchy: Stephen or Matilda?

The Wars of the Roses: York or Lancaster?

The Civil War: Royalist or Parliamentarian?

TRaney - 27 Jun 2019 21:31:39 (#79 of 153)

He decimalised it to the 10 days of Christmas

barkis - 27 Jun 2019 21:31:52 (#80 of 153)


I think it was mostly "not tonight Josephine".

Arjuna - 27 Jun 2019 21:32:51 (#81 of 153)

Napoleon brought back the Catholic Church and invited Pope Pius to his coronation just so he could watch Napoleon crown himself.

whatever you say about him, the dude had style.

YorenInTheNorth - 27 Jun 2019 21:32:54 (#82 of 153)


He took hall a million on a tour of the Moscow Christmas markets in 1812.

popstar7 - 27 Jun 2019 21:35:09 (#83 of 153)

Napoleon brought back the Catholic Church

Ah, a remainer. Good lad.

Arjuna - 27 Jun 2019 21:35:47 (#84 of 153)

Robespierre had abolished the Catholic Church and replaced it with The Cult of the Supreme Being

popstar7 - 27 Jun 2019 21:38:22 (#85 of 153)

I got suspended from school for that.

Arjuna - 27 Jun 2019 21:46:04 (#86 of 153)

And in fact as protector he was king in all but name

but what sort of King? This was the real issue that had caused the war. Parliament had wanted Charles to be a constitutional monarch and acts had been passed by parliament to that effect and sanctioned by Charles in 1641. Cromwell as Lord Protector governed in accordance with two written constitutions, the Instrument of Government (1654) and the Humble Petition and Advice (1657).

Also he appointed his eldest son to succeed him (though he may not have been compos mentis at the time).

The Humble Petition and Advice gave him the power to nominate a successor although there was never any written evidence that he selected Richard.

Arjuna - 27 Jun 2019 21:47:41 (#87 of 153)

I got suspended from school for that

By some accounts, Robespierre's ceremony sounded like a school assembly. He stood there pontificating about his new cult whilst mirth and giggling broke out in the audience.

Arjuna - 27 Jun 2019 21:51:52 (#88 of 153)

In the aftermath of the French Revolution the aristocrats of Paris reacted in a similar manner to the restoration court of the Merrie Monarch. They emphasized their own style and decadance portraying the revolutionaries as dour and joyless.

barkis - 27 Jun 2019 22:03:04 (#89 of 153)


Cromwell had the Instrument of Government written after he'd got rid of the parliament he'd appointed. No English or British monarch has behaved so despotically.

Arjuna - 27 Jun 2019 22:15:10 (#90 of 153)

No English or British monarch has behaved so despotically.

Clearly untrue, between 1629 and 1640 Charles had governed for eleven years without Parliament. He only recalled Parliament as he had to fund a war with his other Kingdom but found they had no interest in rubber stamping his programme.

surferboogiewhatever - 27 Jun 2019 22:17:17 (#91 of 153)

she couldn't bear to see him just lying there

His feet are missing, he could hardly stand up.

FleurDuMal - 27 Jun 2019 22:22:59 (#92 of 153)


SinnerBoy - 28 Jun 2019 13:51:21 (#93 of 153)

PostmodernToss -

Definitely a Royalist for the ECW.

Me too, mostly because I dislike religious extremists, but also, I've got the right look.

RosyLovelady - 28 Jun 2019 13:53:01 (#94 of 153)

King Charles the Martyr was a bit of a religious extremist in his way.

AlanII - 28 Jun 2019 14:07:22 (#95 of 153)

It's kept me and my wife in work for a fair few years here, TR.

Arjuna - 28 Jun 2019 14:07:45 (#96 of 153)

He even had Bishops in the House of Lords until Parliament passed this act to exclude them.

AlanII - 28 Jun 2019 14:10:31 (#97 of 153)

just think that dead bodies are best left alone, not sure what good it has done digging him and burying him again

The grave would have been destroyed anyway during the construction of the car park. That was the whole point of the prior excavation. Believe me, like it or not, archaeologists display a far greater respect for human remains than the alternative.

FleurDuMal - 28 Jun 2019 14:12:43 (#98 of 153)

I still think he should have been re-buried in Yorkshire.

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