...the Prime Minister is signing away nothing less than Britain’s right to self-government. A thousand years of history goes down the drain...
The historian in me is always bothered by this terminology. What thousand years are you referring to, exactly? While you're at it, can you explain how this:
Duke William of Normandy left St.Valery
in Normandy with about 600 ships and 10 to 12,000 men Sept 27th in 1066.
is an invasion whereas this:
It took an immense foreign armada of possibly 600 vessels carrying perhaps 15,000 Dutch and German troops(Schama, op cit, p.312)
was an entirely internal revolution? Why are reputable websites still perpetuating this "thousand years" myth?
I grew up just outside Brixham, I know how pivotal William III's invasion of this great nation was to the foundation of the Union. Why do we still stick our heads in the sand and proclaim it an entirely internal affair?