Sunday, February 05, 2006

Such frightful oiks

I have just been watching Boris Johnson on the Roman Empire on BBC2. He argued that the Germanic tribes that overthrew it were motivated, amongst other things, by "chippiness".

So the Vandals, Huns, Goths, Visigoths and Ostrogoths were like grammar school boys who resented the Romans' flashier uniforms and superior sporting facilities?


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