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Nov. 19th, 2009 | 08:45 pm
mood: God save the King!

Пройти мимо этой даты не позволяет совесть :-)

Charles I was a statesman, not a politician. Had he been both he would have saved his head and lost his reputation. The irritation of the nation, smarting under the clumsy and goading rule of James I more clown than king wanted a vent. This feeling, properly directed, would have been satisfied in foreign conquests, but direction of any kind, safe or otherwise, was lacking. The King, trusting his subjects, was misled by traitors working for their own ends, and was too gentle with the mob. As man Charles I was too good for his people, as King he was not strong enough.
The verdict of history has taken a concrete form. Looking up Whitehall, on a charger, sceptre in hand, Le Sueur's statue of the White King dominates the scene of his martyrdom. Of all the Royal statues in London this is beyond all doubt the most impressive, not on account of its artistry or the tragic site, but because it is the statue of Charles the Martyr King.

King, Charles I - a study by Walter Phelps Dodge (1912)

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antoin

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from: antoin
date: Nov. 19th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
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Vive le Roi!

Но Джеймса Додж зря обидел, он очень мастерски правил всё ж.

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from: snorri_di
date: Nov. 19th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
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Согласна, это он погорячился.

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maariia

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from: maariia
date: Nov. 20th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
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Как? Как я могла забыть????

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from: snorri_di
date: Nov. 20th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
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ПОЗОРИЩЕ!!!

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