[LMB] Medieval parliaments

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Sun Sep 18 20:50:18 BST 2011


Thank you. I hope it sparks a lot of discussion and even some fanfic.


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> Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:16:20 -0700
> From: phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
> To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
> Subject: Re: [LMB] Medieval parliaments
> 
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 09:24:35AM -0600, Pat Mathews wrote:
> > 
> > May I pass this onto the Stirling list? Steve's Emberverse is
> 
> Sure.
> 
> > essentially post-toastie-medieval, and the one microculture that even
> > talked about having a House of Commons let it go when the
> > 20th-Century-born Founder died. The idea seems to be that the two are
> > incompatible and you've just proved they are not. 
> 
> *headdesk*
> 
> Athens!  Rome!
> 
> Heck, the early USA was a geographically large pre-telegraph
> mostly-agrarian democratic society!  Not that far technologically from
> "medieval".
> 
> I can see not knowing the Estates-General were that elected -- I had no
> idea until today -- or knowing about its Spanish and Swedish analogues
> (ditto) or thinking about how old Parliament is.  But the above?
> 
> -xx- Damien X-) 
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