Wednesday, 19 December 2012

#FutureHistory Greedy French Bastards*

french pig may have insulted our royalty
It was socially unacceptable [for the plague of locusts] to mix with the English. In terms of ethnic superiority and social separation, it was a medieval forerunner of apartheid. source
much of the nation's land is locked up by a tiny elite. Just 0.3% of the population – 160,000 families – own two thirds of the country. Less than 1% of the population owns 70% of the land, running Britain a close second to Brazil for the title of the country with the most unequal land distribution on Earth. source
"Over the last 150 years, the rate of social mobility revealed by surnames is slower than most social scientists have estimated – and is possibly slower than in the middle ages," Clark said."The modern meritocracy is no better at achieving social mobility than the medieval oligarchy.source
* the Normans as the name implies were not french but a bunch of travelling Vikings in search of plunder. This means they are Bastards and hold ancient titles deeds for most of North and Western france. Once I have deposed them as absolute ruler taking only a small six percent administration fee.

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