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For last year's words belong to last year's language,
And next year's words await another voice.
TS Eliot
Old Year and New Year by Christina Rossetti

New Year met me somewhat sad:
Old Year left me tired,
Stripped of favourite things I had
Baulked of much desired:
Yet further on my road to-day
God willing, further on my way.
Happy New Year

Crusades

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http://jackelliot.over-blog.com/2017/06/the-norman-times-9.html

A time os European unity which ended in a Quarrel
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  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,402 ✭✭✭✭
    Richard the Lionheart, brother of the unpopular King John Richard was a commander during the Third Crusade. He led the campaign after the departure of Philip II of France and won considerable victories against Saladin, although he did not succeed in retaking Jerusalem. He was king for 10 years before his death in 1199. Although seen as a hero, he used the country mainly to fund his armies. On the other hand, though John was much less popular, his Magna Carta was highly significant in that it was an early step in the evolution of the constitution of the United Kingdom.


  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 904 Inactive
    @mheredge thank you
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 2,301 ✭✭✭✭
    > @mheredge said:
    > Richard the Lionheart, brother of the unpopular King John Richard
    I watched a TV programme about the both. They said King Richard spent few time in England and was attached much more to Aquitaine.

    >>On the other hand, though John was much less popular, his Magna Carta was highly significant in that it was an early step in the evolution of the constitution of the United Kingdom.
    He can hardly be credited for it: his barons forced him to sign it, that wasn't a voluntary act.
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