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PostSubject: Reasons why Roger Mortimer was brilliant   Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:12 am

Having been accused of bias and unfairness by starting a thread on Mortimer's misdeeds, I'll redress the balance by starting one on some of the many reasons why Roger Mortimer Was Totally Brilliant:

- he was incredibly loyal and reliable, till circumstances forced him not to be.

- he was intelligent and cultured.

- he was a courageous and excellent soldier.

- he was an extremely effective justiciar and lord lieutenant of Ireland.

- he was decisive.

- he was charismatic.

- he was attractive physically, especially to women (that's how I see him anyway).

- he was the only man with the ability and determination to do something about Ed II and Hugh Despenser's tyranny.

- his escape from the Tower of London was thrilling, brave and daring.

- he had the ability to make long-term plans, the ability to put them into practice, and the patience to wait for years if he had to.

- he was a great leader, and could easily persuade people to follow him.

- He fathered 12 children, and seduced a queen, so he was probably really good in bed.

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PostSubject: Re: Reasons why Roger Mortimer was brilliant   Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:26 pm

all outweighed by the fact he was a greedy tyrant himself. Besides, Isa was so desperate for a man, after all those years with Ed, surely any man would do? Very Happy
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