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Re: 1812 1 May 2009

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  • Peter Catley
    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
    Message 1 of 5 , May 1, 2009
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      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.

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      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
      > Catholic
      > Emancipation Act against great oposition is, I think, one of the
      > greatest
      > acts by a great PM. He had the wisdom and vision to remove a vile
      > injustice
      > forced upon true born Englishmen by trators so intransigent in their
      > self
      > interest as to crown a foreigner over their true and native king.
      >
      > This of course is when Wellington got his nickname 'The Iron Duke'
      > because
      > 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.
      >
      > Cheers,
      >
      > Tim the contentious :-)
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