William the Conquered

The video below features the concluding essay (or short story) from Dark Albion: A Requiem for the English by David Abbott, as read by the author.

It’s about the final grim days of William, son of Charles, the last king of England, in the year 2066. King William is facing the unavoidable transfer of power from the original Anglo-Saxon inhabitants of Britain to their new Muslim overlords. The imminent deal will be sealed by the marriage of King William’s granddaughter to a Muslim.

William’s father revised the royal oath upon his accession to the throne, promising to be the “Defender of Faiths” rather than the “Defender of the Faith”. After William there will be no more oaths, and there will be only the One True Faith — the one that demands submission:

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  1. I find the speech of this narration interesting, in an accent I am unfamiliar with. Is it associated with some region in England? At 8:48 is the word “respectin'”, and at 8:35 (“corrupt”) and and 9:57 (“foreigners”) the r-sounds are a bit w-like, which I understand is characteristic of a kind of high-class dialect.

    • He’s from South London. His accent is traditional London, but he is trying to sound more ‘proper’ by speaking slowly and enunciating his words more carefully than he probably does in everyday speech.

      The Rs sounding like Ws I wasn’t sure about, some English people just seem to speak like this (including TV host Jonathan Ross and ex-England soccer manager Roy Hodgson) but I found the following link which explains it a bit and it does seem it’s mostly common to a subset of Londoners (working class, not high-class), which rings true in my experience, indeed Messrs Ross and Hodgson are both Londoners.


      • For a compelling look at how “Scots Irish -English” laid the basis for our Southern accent (both white and black variations) see Thomas Sowell’s book:


        Sowell argues that the black ghetto culture, which is claimed to be “authentic black culture”, is actually a highly dysfunctional white southern redneck culture which existed during the antebellum South. This culture came, in turn, from the “Cracker culture” of the North Britons and Scots-Irish who migrated from the generally lawless border regions of Britain.

        Sowell gives a number of examples that he regards as supporting the lineage…

        The book, like “Albion” is a series of essays.

        Here’s our page link for “Black Rednecks”…

        We used to have this book, but I think it went to Europe with the Baron (as a gift) when he traveled to various events. Even the price of the used versions haven’t dropped much since it was written.

        Sowell is one of our leading conservative public intellectuals.

    • It is Cockney, London working class, with the absence of the R sound a personal defect of the author.

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