Honour Merry Monarch’s Pledge – 50 Flemings, No More!

Further to my earlier historical meandering today….

…here I go again!


Belgium’s ambassador to the EU noted, during Brexit talks in Brussels Wednesday, that British king Charles II had granted 50 Flemish fishermen from Bruges “eternal rights” to use British fishing waters 350 years ago…


I have always had a lot of time for the Merry Monarch..


House of Lords, still over-loaded with bastards!


….who famously enjoyed life to the full, and whose illegitimate kids’ descendants still make up a fair percentage of the UK peerage.


King Charles II and Nell Gwyn dancing.


But regardless of that, if a British king gave that pledge, why not honour it?

Let the fifty fishers of Flanders bring boats into HM’s territorial waters!


Boats, of course, with a fishing capacity which King Charles the Second would have recognised as reasonable and normal, in 1660.

Then, in the absence of any similar promises made by English or Scots monarchs, to fisherfolk of other Continental nations, send word to Kaiserin Ursula and her Commissars –