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MDriver1981

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The Greatest
« on: 20/05/2009 12:11:15 »
Both Canada and Great Britain have picked their list of their nation's greatest hero.  Canada's CBC (The Canadian version of the BBC, I suppose) picked Tommy Douglas, a Baptist minister who became a prominent Canadian socialist politician.  He created their free healthcare.  I talk to Canadians all the time and they talk about Douglas as if the man walked on water.  This list of "Greatest Canadians" was a huge emotional thing in Canada. 

In Great Britain they had a similar poll, and awarded the great honor of # 1 to Winston Churchill.  King Henry II of England (5 March 1133 6 July 1189) was the 90th spot.  He deserved better.  He was the best Plantagenet, if such a poll was ever to take place.

 
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