Troglodite Wrote:
Jan 11, 2013 3:58 PM
PV: I quibble a bit with the suggestion that it was the "conquered Anglo Saxons" who "forced the Normans to sign Magna Carta." It seems to me that it was King John who was forced to sign, by a coalition which included Norman barons, the Church, and probably not a few of Anglo-Saxon blood. Somewhat pessimistically, I recall also that, when the Romans lost their republic, they NEVER regained freedom or escaped despotism. That aside, I like your observations: we are a conquered people and need to consider how to survive and gather the strength for a comeback.