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From: "Sean MacLochlainn" <>
Subject: Re: HM The Queen's St. Patrick's Day Message
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 11:52:11 -0000
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Tom Perrett wrote:
> Hhhhmmm, the quote below claims he was the son of
> a British nobleman, true or not ???
>
> "The sixteen-year-old watched his whole way of life slip away as the
> rhythmic
>
> oarbeats pushed the boats steadily west. A British nobleman's son,
> he'd had it easy enough. ....."

Do you really rely on florid historical fiction for your history?

Re-read your assertion (he was an Englishman) and my answer (he was a
Romano-Briton) and a sleek and silent boat will emerge from the fog to
convey you on a perilous journey to the island of wisdom, etc...

Sean



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