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At the back of my mind, something else felt wrong - it's "the British Empire".

Having checked, I see that Nathan Mayer Rothschild died in 1836, a year before the young Victoria came to the throne, 40 years before she took on the title of "Empress of India". The expression "the British Empire" may have conveyed something to some people in the 1820s and '30s, but phrases like "his Majesty's dominions" are more likely at the time. "The British Empire" is more of a post-hoc historiographic construct that gained currency later in the century.

The entire "quote" feels like a twentieth-century hack job to me. Anti-semitic sources not to be ruled out.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 at 03:08:22 AM EST
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