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The Count of the Saxon Shore

Usurpers Three: the First Hard Brexit Propelled us into the Dark Ages

, 8 April 2019
The Count of the Saxon Shore recalls how an aggressive Leave Campaign led to de-industrialisation and porous borders
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Usurpers Two: How Britain became a Haven for Rebels from the Classic European Superstate

, 8 April 2019
The Count of the Saxon Shore continues his saga of the First Great Brexit - from the Roman Empire - and fostered the forerunners of Nigel Farage
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Usurpers One: Two-Thousand Years of Brexiters

, 18 March 2019
The Count of the Saxon Shore recalls some of the post-Roman pirates and renegades who promised to 'Make Britain Great Again'
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There Never was a Hard Border: Paddy was a Brit

, 14 March 2019
As he patrols his British forts guarding against Anglo-Saxon invaders, the Count of the Saxon Coast recounts another true story from the first great Brexit, sixteen hundred years ago.
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The Foederati: How the English were the Original Federalists

, 7 March 2019
The Count of the Saxon Shore provides another insight into the 'Great Brexit from Rome'
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My Old Dutch: How Megan Markle Exemplifies Englishness

, 26 February 2019
The Count of the Saxon Shore welcomes the Duchess of the South Saxons, and the arrival of her heir, with that ancient Mercian salutation: "‘Ay up me duck."
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The Count of the Saxon Shore: Migration Watch Since 270 AD

, 19 February 2019
As I stare out at that grey whale-road the English Channel it no longer seems absurd to make that boldest of historical parallels for Brexit: the end of the Roman Empire in Britain. Well, at least gives me an opportunity to properly talk about English identity. Yes, I want my country back. I want us to be honest about what it was in the first place.
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