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Old Mar 19th 2021, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by Shard View Post
I'd nominate Francis Crick or perhaps David Hume as the greatest Brit. Churchill not much more than grubby nationalist from what I can tell. He didn't even get re-elected.

yes he did , he was a two term pm with a break in the middle, his second term saw the abolishment of sugar rationing......he knew how to keep' em sweet
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Old Mar 19th 2021, 10:10 am
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Alfred the Great
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Old Mar 19th 2021, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by la mancha View Post
Alfred the Great
I would second this. His very admirable life and achievements are well documented, so it’s a pity the one thing many people know about him, the cakes, is just an obscure story. There was a very good novel about him I read maybe sixty years ago, by Henry Treece maybe? I should search for it.

Not Treece. Alfred Duggan, The King of Athelny.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult...eat#Literature

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Old Mar 19th 2021, 12:52 pm
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https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki...ump-to-license

And here’s a lovely picture of Alfred as a child. Why can’t women dress like that nowadays?
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Old Mar 19th 2021, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by la mancha View Post
Alfred the Great
Nutek wouldn't agree.
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Old Mar 19th 2021, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
I would second this. His very admirable life and achievements are well documented, so it’s a pity the one thing many people know about him, the cakes, is just an obscure story. There was a very good novel about him I read maybe sixty years ago, by Henry Treece maybe? I should search for it.

Not Treece. Alfred Duggan, The King of Athelny.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult...eat#Literature
I read a book about him recently, historical fiction, and that made me read a lot more about him. And you are right about the cakes!
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Inspired by the Alfred the Great nomination, here are some more monarchs, saints and political leaders who might make a short-list.

Queen Elizabeth I
King George III
Oliver Cromwell
St. Charles King and Martyr
Boudicca
W E Gladstone (the only modern politician who makes the cut, IMHO)
St. Edmund
St. Hilda
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
Inspired by the Alfred the Great nomination, here are some more monarchs, saints and political leaders who might make a short-list.

Queen Elizabeth I
King George III
Oliver Cromwell
St. Charles King and Martyr
Boudicca
W E Gladstone (the only modern politician who makes the cut, IMHO)
St. Edmund
St. Hilda

Eddie the Eagle?
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Old Mar 19th 2021, 4:34 pm
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https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki...ump-to-license

And here’s a lovely picture of Alfred as a child. Why can’t women dress like that nowadays?
I always dress like that.
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George Washington?




Less facetiously, Kim once asked why we always put up statues to people, rather than ideas. Which is a good point, especially to the extent that we admire people largely based on what they stood for.
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Originally Posted by Leslie View Post
I always dress like that.

I can vouch for that. I've seen you.

Hard going in the snow though.
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Old Mar 19th 2021, 5:00 pm
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I always dress like that.
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Old Mar 19th 2021, 5:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
I can vouch for that. I've seen you.

Hard going in the snow though.
I could lay my cloak down for her? Or hold up the hem?
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Old Mar 19th 2021, 5:18 pm
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Originally Posted by dave_j View Post
Eddie the Eagle?
Yeah! I'd vote for him.
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Old Mar 19th 2021, 5:45 pm
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Still no rubric.........cause thats when the fun starts.
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