History provides us with precedents for any event.
We need only rummage in the past to discover the parallels in our own time. That is not to say that history repeats itself. This phenomenon is more precisely evidence for the fact that mans character does not change with time and that its basic elements such as love, pride, and folly, for example, remain as constants regardless of the era we search, or the nation or peoples we investigate.
We are overwhelmed by a report in the news which cannot be called anything but the zenith of bad taste, arrogance, and concupiscence:
the Prince of Wales is to marry Mrs. Camilla Parker-Bowles. It is in terribly bad taste since according to the British media, which are falling over their adjectives in congratulating the ageing couple,
millions of Britons still mourn the tragic and still unsolved death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
That Charles could even consider such a step in the face of public opinion, whether voiced or silent, is an example of the arrogance for which the Hanoverian dynasty (regardless of its name change at the
beginning of the first World War, is well known among the royal families of Europe; that and madness.