> > On Thu, 6 Jul 1995, CONRAD BLADEY wrote:
> Ireland would not have been a cultural victor-
> the cultural victors would have been Jame's jesuit advisors and perhaps
> the Roman Church although the pope would not have been too impressed.
Since Ireland was predominantly Catholic anyway, what would have been the
> James had also a poor record in regard to local custom that is laws
> -he was another absolutist.
He couldn't have done much worse in that regard than that Orange fellow
and his followers.
> -the French war effort toward world domination would have stripped
> Ireland to the dry bones!
But the British effort at world domination didn't?
> penal laws. The moral is play to win or as the song says- know when
> to hold em and know when to fold em.
To bad the Irish didn't have Kenny Rogers around then to show them the
error of their ways
I invoke the land of Ireland, Shining, shining sea;
Fertile, fertile Mountain; Gladed, gladed wood!
Abundant river, abundant in water! Fish-abounding lake!
--- Amergin ---