Re: [SystemSafety] Short news article on Fukushima Dai-ichi and Risk

From: Dick Selwood < >
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:01:03 +0000


Sorry Bernard- didn't mean t take this to the list.

Alfred was the King of Wessex -a Saxon Kingdom in the South and West of England in the late ninth century. As a warlord he pushed back the Viking incursions in England and began to unite the country. (The same series of incursions in Northern France created the area we now call Normandy.) His descendants completed the process of unification.

He was also a devote Christian and was concerned with increasing education. He oversaw, and may even have taken part himself in , the translation of a number of key books -in his words ""the books most needful for all men to know" from Latin into the language we now call Old or Early English.

He was , on a smaller canvas, the equivalent in Britain of Charlemagne

On 27/01/2014 08:36, RICQUE Bertrand (SAGEM DEFENSE SECURITE) wrote:
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> *From:*systemsafety-bounces_at_xxxxxx > [mailto:systemsafety-bounces_at_xxxxxx > Behalf Of *Dick Selwood
> *Sent:* Friday, January 24, 2014 10:59 PM
> *To:* Peter Bernard Ladkin
> *Cc:* systemsafety_at_xxxxxx > *Subject:* Re: [SystemSafety] Short news article on Fukushima Dai-ichi
> and Risk
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> There are no myths about Alfred's burial- it is well documented
> (Alfred is not Arthur he said condescendingly)
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> Alfred was buried in the Old Minster in 899, then a few years later
> was transferred to the New Minster, almost certainly built to serve,
> in part as a Royal Mausoleum like St Denis in Paris.
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> In 1110, his body, along with his wife's and his son's was moved to
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> Hyde Abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1539
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> The bones may have been scattered in 1788.
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> I am not terminally un-impressed but I am p---d off with people making
> a drama out of something that is interesting but adds nothing to the
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> On 24/01/2014 20:13, Peter Bernard Ladkin wrote:
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> On 24 Jan 2014, at 17:37, Dick Selwood<dick_at_xxxxxx >
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> Peter- Why is this a wonderful find?
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> Because there are divergent myths as to where Alfred may be, and why, and this find substantiates some and rules out others.
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> The reason I ask is that the reaction to the story strikes me as not dissimilar to public reaction to an accident.
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> Well, of course it is an accident. If it wasn't an accident it wouldn't be a wonderful find. Oh, you mean one of *those* accidents. Well, I dunno. Tell me, is it part of the Winchester psyche to be terminally unimpressed? :-)
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> On 22/01/2014 10:28, Peter Bernard Ladkin wrote:
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> ..... People have been searching for Alfred's remains for hundreds of years; this is a wonderful find.
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