when you are writing a letter to the papers.
I’m referring to a letter I saw in the Sunday Times (I think) about London’s reaction to the bombings. I can’t find it online, so I’m forced to rely on my memory, but the gist of it was that this bombing will not work. That other countries have tried to take over England; The Romans, the Vikings, the French, the Germans and the Irish. Tried and failed.
Quite a statement don’t you think.
Especially when you consider that the Romans did conquer England. I’m not too familiar with the Viking impact on Britain, but has anyone ever heard of the Normans? 1066 and William the Conqueror? Yup, that was the Frenchie-Normans taking over England. And I don’t think that the Irish ever tried to take over England?
Obviously the sentiment was that ” we’ve been bombed before and we’ll get through it again” Fair enough. And it is a good attitude to have, just don’t pretend that England has always been apart from the rest of the world. England is not made up of one genetic race, standing against all would be invaders, it is a cultural identity that has been developed as different waves of migrating people have impacted and changed the “native” populations.