maandag, mei 10, 2010

Bigotgate anno 1725

"The gentry and common people I fear are so bigoted, and so absolutely under the influence of the priests, that they will never sit quiet under the government of protestant powers [...] I need not to tell your Lordship how inveterate the people of the Low Countries were and have constantly been against the English and Dutch"

(Horace Walpole @ Charles Townshend, Fontainebleau, 10 sept 1725 N.S., BL, Add.Ms 48981, f. 188r)

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