Re: Re: Tarsh Kings

From: Peter Metcalfe <metcalph_at_...>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 22:55:56 +1300

At 08:48 18/01/01 +0000, you wrote:

> > Er, me. (Sitting in Glasgow.) Seriously, Britain is a representative
> > democracy, and while the royals (more Scots than anything else
> > anyway)

>A bunch of Greeks & Germans imported to improve the bloodline.

         It is a nice irony that what eventually became the late
         British Empire has not been ruled by an 'English' dynasty
         since the early eleventh century: since then a motley
         parade Normans (Plantagents), Welsh (Tudors), Scots
         (Stuarts), Dutch (House of Orange) and Germans (Hanoverians)
         have squatted on the imperial throne.
                         Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities.

Which is why (desperately dragging this back onto Glorantha), I feel that a non-Lunar Tarshite can be a ardent Patriot of the King.

--Peter Metcalfe

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