Re: [pepysdiary] Samuel Pepys and the Ministry of Defence Police
- The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 would be a much better example of a terrorist attack. I agree that Medway, which completely shocked me when I first came across it (I was hardly an Anglophile and had little exposure to history before Pepys), was a military event that took advantage of a state of disarray. Shocking and disheartening? Absolutely. Terrorism? Hardly.
If the French had set the Great Fire (forgive the spoiler), *that* might have been a terrorist action, I suppose.On 10/23/06, regertz@... <regertz@...> wrote:
Oooh, hardly a terrorist attack, Terry. A great military victory for the forces of the Dutch Republic aimed at the poorly defended, laid-up British fleet. It being in the middle of a declared war, an honorable and legit military target if there ever was one
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