At 17:59 16/299 Gearo/id wrote:
>> At 03:05 PM 2/15/99 +0000, Sharon Evans wrote:
>> >>>The prince and princess: Charles and Diana for stealing the title of a
>> >>>country they're not even from.
>> >Good grief! It's just symbolic.
>> Symbolic of what?
>Symbolic of almost 800 years of annexion!
>Simply an historian...etc.
Sorry Gearo/id, but RAY's statement is loaded with meaning as there is no
such thing as a neutral historian. For example, many conservative historians
would argue that the 1536 Act of Union effectively ended the act of annexion
(in 1282) because the preamble to that Act stated that Wales "is and always
has been part of England"(my paraphrasing of an historical fiction), hence
not annexed anymore. However, to recognise 800 years of Welsh annexion to
England is to recognise that Wales is a conquered nation, but nevertheless a
once separate nation (of course this point itself will be argued by some
'Empire' historians). Thus RAY's statement is not some simple, unopposed
historical fact from a value-neutral historian, but a statement loaded in
Hwyl -- Mike.