Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Who was the worst ever British monarch?

Apparently English Heritage want to know who was the worst British monarch ever. Still, I guess it makes a nice change from the recent media fawning over Princes Harry and William on the grounds that they have now apparently at long last started 'working'. The problem of course in choosing the worst ever British royal is knowing where to start amid the incompetent, corpulent, tyrannical, pretentious, tight-fisted, greedy, war-mongering, despotic, pompous, cruel, militaristic, imbicilic, power-hungry, blood-thirsty, flatulent, imperialist, greedy, half-witted, obnoxious, warmongering, murderering, slave-trade sponsoring, Nazi-supporting bastards.

Still, at least one of them was held to account, and next year in February 2009 the London Socialist Historians Group are holding a conference to mark the 360th anniversary of that glorious moment in British history.

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At 5:25 pm, Blogger David said...

Just on the conference: so far we've booked keynote speakers (Geoff Kennedy, Norah Carlin, John Rees and Geoffrey Robertson) and have a date and time (IHR, Malet St, London, Saturday February 7 2009, all day). Beyond that, if anyone has any ideas or would like to contribute, send me an email at dave@dkrenton.co.uk.

As for a wretched monarch - how about William the Bastard for his harrowing of the North?

Dave Renton (LSHG)

At 10:43 am, Anonymous grim and dim said...

The worst monarch ever? The main enemy is at home. Not only is the present incumbent smug, toffee-nosed, inarticulate and an inept parent - worse than that she's alive and costing us money.

At 5:31 pm, Blogger Gajendra said...

Well if I was a monarchist it'd have to be Charles I for getting bumped off by the people.

Of course I tend to rate him quite highly for that very reason...


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