Thursday, February 21, 2008

Manufacturing history
Is nothing new: as some of us learnt in school Shakespeare was a spin doctor for the state. From Tea at Trianon.

I’m not sure why the picture of King Charles I is here. I like it; it shows some of his good points. He, the Cavaliers and the Prayer Book were relatively better than the totalitarian idealism of the Roundheads (spiritual ancestors of the politically correct today), in ways that Burke and Newman would have understood, and they defended the episcopate, but as has been pointed out to me he was less Catholic than those who want to canonise him think. Some call him ‘Charles the Martyr-er’ for the murder of recusants.

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