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Thread #152671   Message #3571538
Posted By: GUEST,Allan Conn
30-Oct-13 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: Scottish republican socialist songs
Subject: RE: Scottish republican socialist songs
I get what you're saying but really not all of the Jacobite songs were attacking people. Surely many of them were simply romanticised entertainment. The idea that the Pretenders were somehow more Scottish than the Hanovarians is also a myth. They were basically the same family. The Electress of Hanover was every bit as Scottish as the deposed James VII. He was a son of the Scottish born Charles I whilst she was a daughter of Elizabeth Stuart the big sister of the said Charles I. The Old Pretender had one Scottish grand-parent who only actually lived his first few years in Scotland which is exactly the same as George I.In fact people will get in a tizz (illogically enough hundreds of years after the events) over people being overlooked because of their religion whilst ignoring the fact that Elizabeth was overlooked because of her sex. I just find it strange that a site which claims to be republican will put songs on which support the idea of someone ruling by Divine Right. It just isn't really logical if you think about it.