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Originally posted by JohnB

Good job I didn't say King Arthur then

Whoever he might have been, he must have done something right, as the Welsh and Cornish both lay claim to him.

It's probably more likely that he just brings in the tourists.

 

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Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

There is no physical evidence that she existed and she lost anyway... According to the Romans.

You might as well nominate Harald Godwinson. He definitely did exist, became king and then quickly had to thwart one invasion and then tackle the Normans days later.

He was a bit unlucky really.

Yep and he nearly won Hastings as well after a forced march....William really was a lucky bast'rd.

 

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Enoch Powell
Florence Nightingale

 

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Originally posted by ChrisGC

Enoch Powell
Florence Nightingale

I wonder if Nightingale was a looker.

Enoch was certainly correct.....as the social constructionists continue to mangle and break down what was once relatively successful in society that truth will stay writ large in the sky....but only the knowledgeable and honest will be willing to look up at it.

Edited by Stirlingsays (07 May 2019 9.27pm)

 

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Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I wonder if Nightingale was a looker.

Enoch was certainly correct.....as the social constructionists continue to mangle and break down what was once relatively successful in society that truth will stay write large in the sky....but only the knowledgeable and honest will be willing to look up at it.

Some of the language hasn't aged well (it was run of the mill at the time) I grant you, but every word of the "rivers of blood" speech has proved correct. f***er was probably a time traveler.

Sacrificed his career and good name in the best interests of his constituents. Absolute hero and what every MP should aspire to be like. A true public servant. War hero too.

 

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TT
terry Thomas, surely?

and mary Millington, introduced me to the Ribena.
playbirds I believe the jazz mag was called.
all done in the best possible taste...

 


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Pussay Patrol Flag 07 May 19 9.01pm

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I wonder if Nightingale was a looker.

Enoch was certainly correct.....as the social constructionists continue to mangle and break down what was once relatively successful in society that truth will stay write large in the sky....but only the knowledgeable and honest will be willing to look up at it.

Ever considered taking a holiday?

 


Paua oouaarancì Irà chiyeah Ishé galé ma ba oo ah

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Sir Nicholas Winton
Margaret Thatcher.

 


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Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

TT
terry Thomas
, surely?

and mary Millington, introduced me to the Ribena.
playbirds I believe the jazz mag was called.
all done in the best possible taste...

Sorry to be 'corrective' 'n' all, but his stage name was actually Terry-Thomas with a hyphen. Abbreviated to T-T "in the industry".

"HARD CHEESE!" (Anyone get that quote?)

And yes the mag was 'Playbirds'...a (ahem) 'friend' assures me.

 


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Stephen Hawking

Carol Voderman


Both had fantastic brains, but Carol wins on the tlts and @r5e front

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (07 May 2019 9.17pm)

 


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Originally posted by Pussay Patrol

Ever considered taking a holiday?

Look up.....I'll stop when the social constructionists stop.

Yep, off for a week at Center Parcs this summer.

Edited by Stirlingsays (07 May 2019 9.28pm)

 

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Originally posted by ChrisGC

Enoch Powell
Florence Nightingale

I almost picked Flo hers is an interesting story.

For those that don't know:

1. Most people think of "The lady with the lamp" mopping the brow of a dying soldier and writing a letter home to the family. Whilst that is true the image of the gentle woman isn't.
2. Her character was more accurately like Margaret Thatcher and it had to be the Crimea was no place for shrinking violets and nurses were treated by doctors as joke because they had no formal training.
3. At Scutari she didn't save lives, cholera was rife and she and the rest of the staff didn't know why. Soldiers came in with gunshot wounds and died of disease.
4. She came from a well off family with political connections. She used those connections and especially the Times to highlight the plight of the wounded soldiers and demand a government enquiry.
5. When she got back she elbowed her way on to the commission which for a woman was almost unheard of.
6. At the time doctors didn't understand how disease was transmitted and had some odd ideas. She shared those opinions. During the commission some doctors put forward the revolutionary theory that we now accept about infectious diseases. This I think is why she deserves to be a "great" Flo listened and made the connection with her personal experiences. Then you have the fury of the convert.
7. She established modern nursing in the UK which spread out over the Empire. She made it a respectable profession for middle class women.
8. During the American civil war she advised the Union army on medical matters and this led to the founding of modern nursing there where she is as revered and well known as here.
9. She became an icon to the suffragette movement which was ironic as she like Margaret Thatcher didn't have a very high opinion of women.

In summary modern nursing across the world owes a lot to her and all because a woman realised she was wrong.

 


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