Umm........don't think we're going to agree! the emancipation was long
long over due although there is still residual prejudice he was a
reactionary and too Conservative for me.
On 1 May 2009, at 17:41, BritcomHMP@... wrote:
> In a message dated 5/1/2009 10:28:04 AM Central Daylight Time,
> peter.catley@... writes:
> but I concede that
> Wellington was a rotten Prime Minister.
> Well, it seems we disagree again Peter!
> If he did nothing else during his time as PM his passage of the
> Emancipation Act against great oposition is, I think, one of the
> acts by a great PM. He had the wisdom and vision to remove a vile
> forced upon true born Englishmen by trators so intransigent in their
> interest as to crown a foreigner over their true and native king.
> This of course is when Wellington got his nickname 'The Iron Duke'
> of the iron shutters he had put up at Apley House to prevent the mob
> breaking his windows in proest.
> As you know Henry Benedict, Cardinal York (nee Stuart, known to
> legitemists as Henry IX) willed the Scotish crown jewels to George
> III upon his death
> in Rome in 1805.
> Tim the contentious :-)
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