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    Calcio Fiorentino is not the ancestor of modern...

    Calcio Fiorentino is not the ancestor of modern football at all, it's a 16th century invention

    Mentions of forms of 'football' exist in Britain (and indeed other European states) from much earlier...
  2. People like to claim that true serfdom was...

    People like to claim that true serfdom was superior as it guaranteed food and drink, a plot of land, etc

    However, many industrialists recognised the need for a happy and healthy workforce. That's...
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    Nobody saw Trump as an ideal candidate, far from...

    Nobody saw Trump as an ideal candidate, far from it, but he at least came across as sincere in what he said he wanted to do (regardless of whether folk expected him to achieve his aims when...
  4. Good 1. Interesting history 2. Influential...

    Good
    1. Interesting history
    2. Influential culture
    3. Museums and art galleries are free

    Bad
    1. Too many immigrants
    2. Left-wing thought is too pervasive in both government and general...
  5. Thracians seem to have been quite well...

    Thracians seem to have been quite well represented amongst the Legionaries, likewise Iberians, Batavians and Gauls
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    Fifty is pretty much twice my age, and I wouldn't...

    Fifty is pretty much twice my age, and I wouldn't say no.

    The appeal of a more mature woman to us younger men is that they are well aware of their own flaws and blemishes, and thus lack the...
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    Will the EU collapse? Hopefully.

    Will the EU collapse?

    Hopefully.
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    Was it on Reddit or 4chan that you read this?

    Was it on Reddit or 4chan that you read this?
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    Most chariot burials in Britain have been found...

    Most chariot burials in Britain have been found in the area I now live, the East Riding of Yorkshire. Apparently it was ruled by a tribe known as the Parisi, whose name and seemingly-continental...
  10. Poll: The eyes on the top-left of this grid are...

    The eyes on the top-left of this grid are identical to mine. From what I've seen, most people with what we would consider 'grey' or 'green' eyes actually have eyes like this. My father has...
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    Poll: Being biased, I have to say English. A Yorkshire...

    Being biased, I have to say English. A Yorkshire accent is the best accent, and even better if it's truly dialectal

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB3ieNhEsDY
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  12. Where does the idea that brain improves brain...

    Where does the idea that brain improves brain function come from? Surely consuming fish rather than meat on a few occasions each week contributes to a healthier physical state, and therefore a...
  13. Why does it bother you so much? Few nations draw...

    Why does it bother you so much? Few nations draw as much ire online (be it on forums such as Eupedia, comments sections on news sites, YouTube or social media) as Britain, with a particular emphasis...
  14. I'm pretty sure the notoriously anti-English...

    I'm pretty sure the notoriously anti-English Academie themselves claimed 5% of French vocabulary comes from English (including older borrowings such as nord, ouest, est, sud, bébé, etc), so Germanic...
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    I don't understand this either. French media seem...

    I don't understand this either. French media seem happy to attack middle-class English folk for buying up France's 'precious' chateaux and raising house prices through the purchase of second homes,...
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    I think French has a good orthography, which...

    I think French has a good orthography, which lends itself well to the written word and makes French texts, newspapers, etc very aesthetic. I also think it is utterly hideous to listen to, perhaps...
  17. Blacks and Muslims are untouchable. Poles are...

    Blacks and Muslims are untouchable. Poles are white, European and Christian, and thus fair game for criticism. You could say that they're the politically correct way to be politically incorrect.
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  18. I agree with this. Can native people really be...

    I agree with this.

    Can native people really be blamed for this seemingly-normal and natural reaction, though?

    I grew up in a very white, very British part of the UK. In my school year there was...
  19. No, it's almost certainly the Republic of...

    No, it's almost certainly the Republic of Ireland, where 125,000 Poles now live (to put that into context, only three towns and cities in ROI have greater populations). Northern Ireland's population...
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    I thought that only applied to insults against...

    I thought that only applied to insults against Ataturk?

    Let's be honest, Turkey is an Islamist hell where even the 'liberal' minority worship a man who made his name fighting against the West....
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    Erdogan tells Turks what they want to hear,...

    Erdogan tells Turks what they want to hear, appealing to their Islamist and Europhobic tendencies (almost ubiquitous outside of a few Western Turkish cities).

    Frankly I'm surprised it was as...
  22. A great decision, I look forward to perusing the...

    A great decision, I look forward to perusing the collection[s] at my own leisure. There's so much to see that visiting in person results in a mad dash around the entire building, trying to see...
  23. Could be a rogue Dane killed on St Brice's Day

    Could be a rogue Dane killed on St Brice's Day
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    Sticky: General Sir Charles Napier (conqueror and...

    General Sir Charles Napier (conqueror and Governor of Sindh)

    Napier opposed suttee, or sati. This was the custom of burning a widow alive on the funeral pyre of her husband. Sati was rare in Sindh...
  25. Thread: Favorite Novels

    by Alcuin
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    Tristram Shandy, Frankenstein, Wuthering Heights...

    Tristram Shandy, Frankenstein, Wuthering Heights & Gawain and the Green Knight
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