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    Quote Originally Posted by Spear Dog View Post
    Hope this image is legit, there are fewer renditions of this guy than I would have thought! A long memory and sour grapes maybe?
    Ow ow ow, I've seen him before!
    It's John de Courcy, an ambitious Norman who thought it was easier to get forgiveness than permission, so on his own initiative he invaded Ireland with a small army and kicked ass, only to fall out of favor with the King. Norman Kings were big on personal initiative, but not without royal approval
    The King sent a guy after him, a real teacher's pet named Hugh de Lacy, who managed to defeat John.
    He was imprisoned and was only released when he promised to go on a pilgrimage.
    He died obscure and poor in, errr, the 1220's or thereabouts iirc.
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    Yes. John de Courcy, the rouge Norman who set up his own Kingdom in Ireland and even minted his own coinage - King Henry II didn't even notice for a few years. He's the guy they invented the word; 'bold' for. Icing on the cake was that after he patched things up with Henry, he was included in the expedition sent to remove Hugh de Lacy after he'd fallen out of favour.


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    Repped
    Cry God for Harry, England and Saint George!

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    Someone can take my turn.

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    OK then,
    Here is a fun one.
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    Should I post a hint, it really isn't that hard of a guess though.
    Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her:but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
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    That goofy mug of his looks familiar.

    Edit: Is the last name Fokker?
    Last edited by Ciciro; March 24, 2015 at 12:33 AM.


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    yes, Anthony Fokker
    His aircraft company designed a lot of Germany's aircraft in WW1.
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    How did you figure it out btw.
    Last edited by chesser2538; March 24, 2015 at 01:38 PM.
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    Went on a bit of a Great War kick when To End All Wars came out.



    Pretty easy one.


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    Huh. The image I put up isn't showing for me. Here's another picture of him in case you could not see the image.



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    Random guess: Fenton Aylmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Oda Nobunaga View Post
    Random guess: Fenton Aylmer.
    Nope. Hint: Eastern Front


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    That's the reactionary white Russian leader Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ★Bandiera Rossa☭ View Post
    That's the reactionary white Russian leader Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg.
    That's Baron Roman Nikolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg to you. Your turn.


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    Both pictures are the same person at different ages.
    Last edited by ★Bandiera Rossa☭; March 26, 2015 at 10:39 PM.

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