The History of Leith

October 8, 2007

Be careful when rewriting history

It is unclear what Sir Francis Walsingham thought of multiculturalism. As spymaster to Elizabeth I, his time was mostly taken up dealing with the plots surrounding Mary Queen of Scots and running counterespionage against the Spanish. But right now the courtier finds himself at the centre of a debate about the Spanish Armada, the Turks and Britishness, thanks to recent comments by Trevor Phillips, head of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights. A rumbling historical debate has turned nasty, with implications for the story of Britain in a multicultural age. for more click here

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