Problem is, "historian" to Jo Public has to be someone at least vaguely
popularist so to have more of a draw for them to read and vote. We could
have our own Britarch list with some real historians if you like ;)
On 8/9/07, White, Bill <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Also the "three historians" who will be championing the three monarchs
> (were this Friday one might discourse on THE THREE MONARCHS harmonica
> band instead) are nothing of the kind.
> Alison Weir is rent-a-biographer
> Sarah Gristwood is a journalist
> Martyn Downer is a genealogist who specialises in books about his own
> ancestors. The weekend is hardly likely to promote new insights into the
> reigns of Henry, Elizabeth and Victoria.
> Bill W
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John Briggs
> Sent: 09 August 2007 16:07
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> Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] The Voting Fad Revisited
> John Wood wrote:
> > I notice that the EH involved in a discussion on the matter of the
> > 'greatest English monarch'.
> > But are these three monarchs reall the main contenders?
> > What about King Alfred?
> > Or perhaps others much earlier down the line.
> Rather more to the point, Victoria wasn't "Queen of England".
> John Briggs