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Old January 29th, 2009, 12:22 AM   #61
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So we'll have the US Embassy Tower of London to mirror the Norman one! Wonder if it will have a fancy roof top restaurant? Perhaps it may have a moat too.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 05:50 AM   #62
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anyone else uncomfortable with a foreign power building what is effectively a castle in the middle of our capital?
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Old January 29th, 2009, 11:22 AM   #63
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anyone else uncomfortable with a foreign power building what is effectively a castle in the middle of our capital?
Happened before though.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 09:44 PM   #64
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anyone else uncomfortable with a foreign power building what is effectively a castle in the middle of our capital?
If it looks like this, you may have a problem:



Otherwise, probably not.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 02:24 AM   #65
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Perhaps it will look like the Disneyland Castle?
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Old January 30th, 2009, 02:26 AM   #66
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when?
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Old January 30th, 2009, 02:53 AM   #67
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Tower Of London.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 03:29 AM   #68
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was built by william the conqueror who was the legal monarch of the country. try again.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 03:35 AM   #69
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And who was infact French and only became legal monarch after conquering England.Indeed before the conquest The English called him William the Bastard hardly a nice name to call your king dont you think?
Also lets look at the result of The Conquest :

.....It largely removed the native ruling class, replacing it with a foreign, French-speaking monarchy, aristocracy and clerical hierarchy.....
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Old January 30th, 2009, 03:49 AM   #70
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And who was infact French and only became legal monarch after conquering England.Indeed before the conquest The English called him William the Bastard hardly a nice name to call your king dont you think?
Also lets look at the result of The Conquest :

.....It largely removed the native ruling class, replacing it with a foreign, French-speaking monarchy, aristocracy and clerical hierarchy.....
Technically speaking, the Normans weren't French.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 04:01 AM   #71
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Well lets not go into technicalities shall we?Simple fact is William was a foreigner.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 04:41 AM   #72
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however he was also declared the legal king of england by the legitimate english parliament. he built the tower of london over a decade after...
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With Harold dead they didnt have much choice and since English continued to revolt we can safely say that general population wasnt too happy about William being their king.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 11:17 AM   #74
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New US Embassy in defence mode against Al-Kaeda attack:

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Old January 30th, 2009, 12:26 PM   #75
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As we all know, the Americans do whatever the hell they like.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 12:45 PM   #76
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25 floors, so it could be around the 125m mark or over 400 feet
Is this as tall as the chimneys on battersea power station?
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Old January 31st, 2009, 04:43 AM   #77
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is there any paticular reason for the move?
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Old January 31st, 2009, 12:52 PM   #78
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however he was also declared the legal king of england by the legitimate english parliament. he built the tower of london over a decade after...
As a means of protecting his colonial interests because there was such widespread rebellion. No castles were built in areas where the monarchy's rule was felt to be legitimate - they stopped building them in across the vast majority of English in the 12th century, instead focusing on the next colonial adventure in Wales.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 02:14 PM   #79
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however he was also declared the legal king of england by the legitimate english parliament. he built the tower of london over a decade after...
William had fortifications built on the site in 1067.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 03:58 PM   #80
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As a means of protecting his colonial interests because there was such widespread rebellion.
what rebellion in london or the south was this?

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William had fortifications built on the site in 1067.
yeah and? there were already prior fortifications on the site!!!!!!! the building wasn't even finished until the 12th century.

fact of the matter is william WAS the legal king of england. the americans are not.
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