Jul 03, 1996 11:43 PM
by alexis dolgorukii
At 11:38 PM 7/3/96 -0400, you wrote:
>In 18th century Britain the only people who weren't corrupt were the ones who
>couldn't afford to be. And the fact that George III had Porphyry did not
>negate the fact that his behavior was irrational, therefore crazy. To my
>knowledge, he is only the only British monarch who ended up in a straight
>jacket (though certainly not the only one who deserved to be).
>The funny (peculiar) thing was, that George III was one of, if not THE,
most intelligent men to rule England with the exception of Henry VIII, who
was a multi-path. The English appear not to like intelligent Kings, look
what they did to Charles I who was also quite intelligent, his book "Ikon
Basilike" was a brilliant defense of absolute monarchy.......but it cost him.
Most English Monarchs have been too prosaic and dull to even be interesting.
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