March 1st, 2012

Galahad

always evil races

I've heard some complaints about the Always Evil race.  To be sure, they're fun in RPGs, where you don't have to let the orc/troll/goblin take a free swing before you get down to the business of killing them and stealing their treasure.  They're grotesquely improbable, of course.

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Golden Hair

The Golden Age of Princes

The Golden Age of Princes by H. D. Molesworth

The Baroque era, in case you're wondering.  He surveys a lot of Europe but always from the sovereign's point of view, or at least the royal one.  Then it was the era where absolute monarchy was what democracy is today:  the form of government that everyone takes for granted is the right one.

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