Thursday 11 March 2010

Dimbleby Rows Out (again)

Every week I swear I'm not going to waste my time watching David Dimbleby spouting platitudes about history in Seven Ages of Britain, and every week I notice a bit of rowing magic. This is a wonderful shot of the Royal Shallop Jubilant rowing past Greenwich University (formerly Naval staff college, formerly Naval Hospital). What a sky.
Then Dimbleby blew it by banging on about Nelson as a commoner who 'rose through the ranks', as if he joined AB and was promoted through the hawsehole instead of being a fully paid-up member of the officer class with excellent family connections at very senior levels in the Service.

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