17 January 2007
Franglaterre

It’s been pretty much impossible to ignore the news that France proposed a merger with Britain way back in the 1950s (here is a typical blog posting on the subject) - but what has been overlooked is that this was not the first time the idea was aired - well, in modern times, that is.

So, using your skill and judgement - or knowledge - can you guess who first came up with the idea and when?

Answer in the comments.

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  1. Winston Churchill, 1940.  About a week before France fell.

    Posted by Patrick Crozier on 17 January 2007 at 02:12pm

  2. Darn, I was guessing William the Conqueror in 1066, in more of a hostile take-over scenario…

    Posted by Gil Gilliam on 03 February 2007 at 08:15am

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