Monday, May 28, 2007

More 3rd Anniversary Stuff; Sunningdale Agreement Collapses

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May 28th, 2007

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Alternate Historian's Note: We have a couple more entries from our 3rd anniversary – thank you, Max! Today's the real 3rd anniversary, anyway...

in 2004, after a false start the day before, the band Ratman Taylor and the Institute gathered for a first practice. They later went on to some fame. They are especially famous for their concept albums with songs inspired by, quote, "events from history that never occurred." anniversary entry by Max Liebersohn

in 2096, at the behest of the Emperor, the Institute for the Study of Parallel Temporal Mechanics was founded by Dr. Robert Taylor. It is, of course, the organization that creates new forms of crosstime viewers and portals for the conquering of other timelines to become part of the Glorious Empire. anniversary entry by Max Liebersohn

Éamon de Valera"The English must now move forward from [the Reformation in] 1533 and stop arguing about the past."
~ Éamon de Valera, Taoiseach
Éamon de Valera - Taoiseach
After Churchill was reported to mutter Something must be done. In 1942 the 32nd American President Winston S. Churchill arrived for a State Visit to the Irish Isles. His dual heritage was a source of deep concern to the Dublin Government. Winston's father, Randolph Churchill was English, whilst his mother was daughter of American millionaire Leonard Jerome Taoiseach Éamon de Valera responded with absolute fury to Churchill's ill-concealed sympathy for the English. Collecting himself nonetheless, De Valera spoke truly when he said “The English must now move forward from 1533 and stop arguing about the past”. A truthful, but perhaps unhelpful reference to Henry VIII precipitous action to launch the Reformation, the event which triggered the collapse of English power. The Wikipedia entry on the Taoiseach is available at Wikipedia
~ quotation by Guest Historian Steve Payne from Counter-history – You're the Judge!

In 1919, Uncle Alf wrote - Dear sweet adorable lovely Angela, Six months now in Pomerania and only two letters from you! I have taken great comfort from word received from Sweden. Hail victory! With much love, I remain your Uncle Alf.

~ variant from Steve Payne: extensive use of original content has been made to celebrate the author's genius.

In 1947, Senator McCarthy shared a late night drink with General Dwight David Eisenhower. 'She's in custody, you know Ike?' says the Tail gunner. Eisenhower takes a huge slug of his bourbon to set his teeth. 'Yes, I am over my infatuation with Kay Summersby, do not worry' says Ike'. Then he adds with a hiss 'That witch'.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

In 1989, the British Royal household awoke to receive some quite frightening news. The British Army had announced a state of martial law existed throughout the British Empire and Commonwealth. The Royal Family were being transported to Canada for their own safety. Lieutenant-General Sir Peter de la Billiere was the Interim .. Peter de Le Billiere
Peter de Le Bil..
.. Prime Minister who would seek a compromise with the Republican protesters whilst leading the hunt for the Brighton Bomber. The Royal Household could return from Canada when matters were in control. Sometime soon...

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

Dodi Al Fayed
Dodi Al Fayed
In 2001, the truth was as shocking, as appalling and unexpected as could be imagined. Diana was an amnesiac, with no recollection of her former life. The huntress was aware of course they were in hiding, but she had no idea from whom. He suspected that it was no accident, it was all part of the deal struck all those years ago.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

In 1974, Southern England's power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists. Edward Heath, Head of the Southern Department and his Government resign the next day. Direct rule from Dublin is re-imposed to restore order as secretarian violence breaks out in London. In a press conference, .. Edward Heath
Edward Heath
.. Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave placed the blame fairly on King Henry VIII and his fateful decision to divorce first wife Catherine of Aragon. Unable to gain papal approval, he launched the Church of England and plunged the country into the reformation. He said the British must move forward from 1533 and stop arguing about the past.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

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