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|August 16th, 2012||#41|
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For instance, the Monarchy in Britain? The crown has been passed down from lord knows when.... the original land owners still own the land? Folks are just allowed to live on those lands? What have the royals done to earn what they have?
Now, I am one of those pesky colonist who has no clue how it all works in your country... I admire that the offspring serve in the military... but it is all a hand-me-down... I am off topic aren't I?.
Well don't they allow property to left to the next of kin on the owners death in America, don't people rent land in America from those that have to much. Are you suggesting that America should take up the Communist doctrine were every thing belongs to the state and every works for the state. Now there are many a family that have lost every thing over the years by bad management and others which have increased their share of the wealth or is this Un American. The Royal Family handed most of their lands over to the government many many years ago and that Land is now known as the Crown Estates and brings in the government a lot of money and in return the royal family get a civic allowance which is only a fraction of what the government makes of the Crown Estates. like many things it is all smoke and mirrors
LeEnfield Rides again
|August 16th, 2012||#42|
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One Flag... One heart... One Nation...
|August 16th, 2012||#43|
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What politicians say and do afterwards now is the same as it always have been. That's why they are politicians. They are the sharks, we are the goldfish.
|August 16th, 2012||#44|
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Even from the year dot you could buy and own land over here if you had the money to buy it and some one that wanted to sell it. A vast number of people over here own there own properties and the land that it stands on.
|August 17th, 2012||#45|
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I would have enjoyed visiting your country...... a whole schithouse of history in them parts...
oh, and for you who are of a mind, most just call me *tank*..
|August 17th, 2012||#46|
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Tank, the monarchy in UK is a Constitutional Monarchy, they cannot make and pass laws, that's the job of the house of commons by issuing various papers. However, before a law passed by the house of commons comes into force, it has to be voted on by the house of lords and can only become law when and only when the Queen signs it into law.
I think I got that right, its been many years since I studied the monarchy at school.
As a matter of interest, some have said that the present Royal Family (House of Windsor) have no right to the British crown, but should be held by the House of Plantagenet's, the head of whom now lives in Australia and has done so for the past 40 odd years. He's often referred to by his mates as "That Pomy bastard."
Its all very complicated and mind boggling.
Adversus solem ne loquitor
Last edited by BritinAfrica; August 17th, 2012 at 07:07..
|August 17th, 2012||#48|
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The House of Plantagenet ( /plænˈtædʒənət/ plan-taj-ə-nət) was a royal house founded by Geoffrey V of Anjou, father of Henry II of England. The name, which originates from a nickname attributed to Geoffrey, is not contemporary, and has been retroactively applied to Geoffrey's descendents since the 15th century. As a dynasty, the family is considered a branch of the Angevins; their paternal ancestors originated in the French province of Gâtinais and gained the County of Anjou through marriage during the 11th century. The dynasty accumulated several other holdings, building the Angevin Empire that at its peak stretched from the Pyrenees to Ireland and the border with Scotland.
In total, fifteen Plantagenet monarchs, including those belonging to cadet branches, ruled England from 1154 until 1485. The senior branch ruled from Henry II until the deposition of Richard II in 1399. After that a junior branch, the House of Lancaster, ruled for some fifty years before clashing with another branch, the House of York, over control of England in a civil war known as the Wars of the Roses. After three ruling Lancastrian monarchs, the crown passed to three Yorkist monarchs, the last of whom, Richard III, was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. The legitimate male line went extinct with the execution of Richard's nephew, Edward, Earl of Warwick in 1499. However an illegitimate scion, Arthur Plantagenet, Viscount Lisle, was active at the court of Henry VIII of England. Several illegitimate lines persist, including the Dukes of Beaufort.
A distinctive English culture and art emerged during the Plantagenet era, encouraged by some of the monarchs who were patrons of the "father of English poetry", Geoffrey Chaucer. The Gothic architecture style was popular during the time, with buildings such as Westminster Abbey and York Minster remodelled in that style. There were also lasting developments in the social sector, such as John of England's sealing of the Magna Carta. This was influential in the development of constitutional law. Political institutions such as the Parliament of England and the Model Parliament originate from the Plantagenet period, as do educational institutions including the universities of Cambridge and Oxford.
The eventful political climate of the day saw the Hundred Years' War, where the Plantagenets battled with the House of Valois for control of the Kingdom of France, and the War of the Roses. Some of the Plantagenet kings were renowned as warriors: Henry V of England left his mark with a famous victory against larger numbers at the Battle of Agincourt, and Richard I of England had earlier distinguished himself in the Third Crusade; he was later romanticised as an iconic figure in English folklore.
more complicated to follow then the Bible... Keeping it all straight can give a soul a serious headache... No wonder you guys wrestle alligators and drink warm beer -
|August 17th, 2012||#49|
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speaking of *flipping off*... read somewhere that waaaaaaay back when at some battle between you guys and France there was something about the middle finger and firing arrows.... any additional info
On a side note....... read a series called the Hornblower Series... about Lord Nelson... great read - wore them out I read them so often... CS Forester puts the ocean spray right in your face.