alternate englands - belated questions

Elizabeth Bentley elizabeth at
Wed Feb 16 04:49:29 EST 2005

I once read a book giving an alternative 'history' of Napoleon, with him
being born in England, as could conceivably have happened as many Corsicans
did come to England. However, events unrolled in such a way as to still end
up at the Battle of Waterloo with napoleon leading the French against the

This presumably implies a certain inevitability about the course of history.

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> Charlie said...
>> Or, then again, what if Hannibal had defeated Rome - that seems to have
>> been
>> a close-run thing too? Perhaps we'd have inherited a Phoenician/Canaanite
>> pantheon instead of the Roman/Greek one - and what interesting
>> interference
>> patterns that would have made with Christianity, should Christianity ever
>> have come to pass.

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