Great Britain is 300 years old today

#1
It seems to have gone largely unnoticed that Great Britain is 300 years old today!

Most likley reason is that it would offend the Ethnics.


”The Acts of Union were a pair of Acts of Parliament passed in 1706 and 1707 (taking effect on 2 May 1707) by, respectively, the Parliament of England and the Parliament of Scotland. The Acts were the implementation of the Treaty of Union negotiated between the two states.

The Acts created a new state, the Kingdom of Great Britain, by merging the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland. The two countries had shared a monarch since the Union of the Crowns in 1603, but had retained separate sovereign parliaments.

The Acts of Union dissolved both parliaments and replaced them with a new Parliament of Great Britain, based at Westminster, the former home of the English Parliament. This is referred to as the Union of the Parliaments.

More on this aspect of our neglected national history may be found HERE
 

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#4
The_Cad said:
The Act of Union was and remains a betrayal of England. I shall celebrate when it is repealed.
I will not, I will shed a tear as the nationalists beat their drums and march to battle.
 
#6
Hang on! There's no mention of Wales in that there Act of Union.

Does this mean that, being on a course in England, I should forthwith hand myself in to the local constabulary (as an illegal ignorant) and submit myself for endless hours of buggery on the village green (for the amusement of the local populace) all to the tune of Rule Britannia?

Long live the back doors!!
 
#7
SlimeyToad said:
Hang on! There's no mention of Wales in that there Act of Union.

Does this mean that, being on a course in England, I should forthwith hand myself in to the local constabulary (as an illegal ignorant) and submit myself for endless hours of buggery on the village green (for the amusement of the local populace) all to the tune of Rule Britannia?

Long live the back doors!!
That's because that particular bunch of celts already belonged to the kingdom! Whats wrong with Rule Britannia anyway.
 
#8
Gunner_REMF said:
SlimeyToad said:
Hang on! There's no mention of Wales in that there Act of Union.

Does this mean that, being on a course in England, I should forthwith hand myself in to the local constabulary (as an illegal ignorant) and submit myself for endless hours of buggery on the village green (for the amusement of the local populace) all to the tune of Rule Britannia?

Long live the back doors!!
That's because that particular bunch of celts already belonged to the kingdom! Whats wrong with Rule Britannia anyway.
Nowt. I should imagine it's a wonderful piece of music to bash away to.

A mate of mine does all his shaggging to classical music.......allegedly!

Shame I miss out on the village green frolics.......I'll have to surrender myself to MDN instead. I'm sure he'll welcome any excuse.
 
#10
SlimeyToad said:
Hang on! There's no mention of Wales in that there Act of Union.

Does this mean that, being on a course in England, I should forthwith hand myself in to the local constabulary (as an illegal ignorant) and submit myself for endless hours of buggery on the village green (for the amusement of the local populace) all to the tune of Rule Britannia?

Long live the back doors!!
It is to do with sheep shaggers. The rest of the Union couldn't make communication to the welsh males, as they were in the fields having a sing a song extolling the virtues of "Fluffy sheep". They just annexed wales by forging documents.

Sheep shagger (alternative spelling: Sheepshagger) is a term aimed at people living in rural areas where populations of sheep are greater than those of the human residents, such as rural Ireland, Aberdeen, Wales,Aussie or New Zealand, implying they perform sexual acts with sheep. Usage of this term is normally restricted to within the British and Irish Isles and mostly aimed at the Welsh.



Quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheep_shagger

Very funny story

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2006510113,00.html
 
#11
Gunner_REMF said:
SlimeyToad said:
Hang on! There's no mention of Wales in that there Act of Union.

Does this mean that, being on a course in England, I should forthwith hand myself in to the local constabulary (as an illegal ignorant) and submit myself for endless hours of buggery on the village green (for the amusement of the local populace) all to the tune of Rule Britannia?

Long live the back doors!!
That's because that particular bunch of celts already belonged to the kingdom! Whats wrong with Rule Britannia anyway.
Exactly you were never given the choice they just invaded you, and the Irish. When they tried to do that to us we kicked them out but after a few hundred years they managed to raise the cash to buy out our parliament, which was quite timely because most of our 'important people had just lost a whole shed load of cash in a place callled Darien so were quite gald when these English blokes turned up with a new shed load of cash.

Peter
 
#12
maxi_77 said:
Gunner_REMF said:
SlimeyToad said:
Hang on! There's no mention of Wales in that there Act of Union.

Does this mean that, being on a course in England, I should forthwith hand myself in to the local constabulary (as an illegal ignorant) and submit myself for endless hours of buggery on the village green (for the amusement of the local populace) all to the tune of Rule Britannia?

Long live the back doors!!
That's because that particular bunch of celts already belonged to the kingdom! Whats wrong with Rule Britannia anyway.
Exactly you were never given the choice they just invaded you, and the Irish. When they tried to do that to us we kicked them out but after a few hundred years they managed to raise the cash to buy out our parliament, which was quite timely because most of our 'important people had just lost a whole shed load of cash in a place callled Darien so were quite gald when these English blokes turned up with a new shed load of cash.

Peter
You really need to study real History old boy and not the Hollywood version.

We did what we always did, divide and conquer with a little bit of Prima Nocte thrown in just to improve your gene pool although obviously that wasn't very succesful in your case.

Besides which the true Scots are actually Irish and half your country belongs to Northumbria.

Post English independence this will be useful when we extend the Otterburn impact area northwards a hundred miles or so.
 
#13
The_Cad said:
maxi_77 said:
Exactly you were never given the choice they just invaded you, and the Irish. When they tried to do that to us we kicked them out but after a few hundred years they managed to raise the cash to buy out our parliament, which was quite timely because most of our 'important people had just lost a whole shed load of cash in a place callled Darien so were quite gald when these English blokes turned up with a new shed load of cash.

Peter
You really need to study real History old boy and not the Hollywood version.

We did what we always did, divide and conquer with a little bit of Prima Nocte thrown in just to improve your gene pool although obviously that wasn't very succesful in your case.

Besides which the true Scots are actually Irish and half your country belongs to Northumbria.

Post English independence this will be useful when we extend the Otterburn impact area northwards a hundred miles or so.
It really is a shame that you managed to lose all of France whilst beating up the small kids next door.

Peter
 
#16
The_Cad said:
You really need to study real History old boy and not the Hollywood version.

We did what we always did, divide and conquer with a little bit of Prima Nocte thrown in just to improve your gene pool although obviously that wasn't very succesful in your case.

Besides which the true Scots are actually Irish and half your country belongs to Northumbria.

Post English independence this will be useful when we extend the Otterburn impact area northwards a hundred miles or so.
And the English are... well, nobody's too sure really. Vassals of (in no particular order) the Germans (Angles, et al), the Scandinvians (Norsemen), the Welsh (Plantagenets), the French (William the Fatherless), the Scots (Stuarts), the French again (Coeur de Lion), the Germans again (Hannover through to Windsor)... And of course, they all kept their breeches fastened around the local slavegirls, eh? Bit of a Heinz 57, my friend.

And actually it's the other way round, the northern part of Northumbria formed The Debatable Lands which were technically Scottish even if we didn't want 'em. Too many foreigners, you see.

PS Why would you want to extend Otterburn when you have a perfectly good impact area in Connaught Square?
 
#17
The_Cad said:
We didn't lose France, we gave it to the Germans!
Nope you lost it long before there was even a Germany, and if it hadn't been for some pretty piss poor Spanish staff work and a hand gale you lot would probably be speaking spanish now.
 
#18
Long overdue afterthought, but, did that mean that yesterday was also the Birthday of the British Army???

According to this the English Army and the Scottish Army came together in 1707 to make the British Army (which makes sense).

So, sorry British Army, the card must still be in the post!
 
#19
indoubitabley said:
Long overdue afterthought, but, did that mean that yesterday was also the Birthday of the British Army???

According to this the English Army and the Scottish Army came together in 1707 to make the British Army (which makes sense).

So, sorry British Army, the card must still be in the post!

wonder if the british army will be able to celebrate its 400 - no wait a minute 350 - go on 325 birthday. will be an still be an army or a miliitia or even british by then, or just a bunch of tooled up chavs?
 
#20
smartascarrots said:
The_Cad said:
You really need to study real History old boy and not the Hollywood version.

We did what we always did, divide and conquer with a little bit of Prima Nocte thrown in just to improve your gene pool although obviously that wasn't very succesful in your case.

Besides which the true Scots are actually Irish and half your country belongs to Northumbria.

Post English independence this will be useful when we extend the Otterburn impact area northwards a hundred miles or so.
And the English are... well, nobody's too sure really. Vassals of (in no particular order) the Germans (Angles, et al), the Scandinvians (Norsemen), the Welsh (Plantage
nets), the French (William the Fatherless), the Scots (Stuarts), the French again (Coeur de Lion), the Germans again (Hannover through to Windsor)... And of course, they all kept their breeches fastened around the local slavegirls, eh? Bit of a Heinz 57, my friend.

And actually it's the other way round, the northern part of Northumbria formed The Debatable Lands which were technically Scottish even if we didn't want 'em. Too many foreigners, you see.

PS Why would you want to extend Otterburn when you have a perfectly good impact area in Connaught Square?
I'm bound to tell you that you are talking balls, bullsh1t and poppycock.
Vassals?
Well the Angles, Jutes and Saxons never conquered Northern England and neither did the Scandinavians take the south - chap called King Alfred stopped them.
Since when were the Plantagenets Welsh? They were actually from Anjou and married into the Norman bloodline (Queen Matilda), but of course prior to them, the Normans were in reality from Scandinavia themselves (descended from Rollo - a Viking) and that would include Richard I as a son of the Duke of Normandy (Henry II). As any fule kno, the Stuarts only came to the throne of England via the distaff line from Henry VIII as James V was the son of Margaret Tudor - so actually English blood was flowing through them first, irregardless of the fact that we kicked Scots arrse at every opportunity (see Flodden etc). As for the house of Hanover - they ruled Scotland as well.


BTW - debatable land: just that. Reivers and blood feud, wanted by nobody.
 

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