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Offline bob48

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Re: George Washington Voted UK's #1 Foe
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2012, 11:56:00 AM »
But, you could argue that Cromwell was not an enemy of the English people, and was a patriot, in fact, he was not anti-royalist even, and did try to make Charles accept that the crown could not totally override Parliament.

So, maybe Cromwell does not meet the criteria?
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Re: George Washington Voted UK's #1 Foe
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2012, 12:00:27 PM »
^Definitely. Cromwell all around is just an intriguing character. I think you can go either way with him on the list.
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Re: George Washington Voted UK's #1 Foe
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2012, 04:03:02 AM »
I'm still shocked George beat out old Boney.  I wouldn't have even thought it'd be a competition! 
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Re: George Washington Voted UK's #1 Foe
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2012, 04:41:20 PM »
Maybe because Boney's empire is a thing of the past.  It really did not survive him, and the empire of Napoleon III ended up as a joke.
Whereas old George's legacy, the vibrant USA, has clearly displaced the UK as top nation.
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