Mudcat Café message #379717 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29862   Message #379717
Posted By: John Routledge
22-Jan-01 - 02:26 PM
Thread Name: Queen Victoria
Subject: RE: Queen Victoria
Reality of the past.

"While many of us may find our grandfather's interpretation of their laws harsh we cannot reinvent the past to suit our modern sensitivities"

This was the conclusion of a seminar in 1997 considering the execution of deserters in WW1. The principle applies to many areas of history.