Indeed…I do believe Henry VII was one of England’s relatively successful and effective medieval kings who managed to keep the peace during his reign in a country that had known practically nothing but bloodshed and strife in the previous decades, so indeed some of our modern politicians who appear to be even lesser at the job than a medieval king can learn from Henry. 🙂
This post is different than my normal posts, because I am going to talk about politics a bit. It is hard to watch what is happening in the American government and not think about how far from the law we are, and how much more freedom the English people had under a king than we Americans do now.
In the minds of most Americans the British monarchy is synonymous with King George III. We hear the title “king” and our gut reacts like George Washington’s- “It will be Mr. President.” We think our government of “for the people, by the people,” this quasi-democracy, is the best it can ever get. And why not? A little less than half of the population gets their way and we’re supposed to all be happy.
The modern politician is an amalgamation of a fast-talking snake oil salesmen and a mini-tyrant. We’ve heard Former-Mayor Bloomberg…
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