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Spotlight on: The EU as a revived medieval empire

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When Boris Johnson cheekily suggested this week that Emmanuel Macron's European Political Community proposal would allow for the creation of a modern Roman Empire he missed one crucial thing.

We have already rebuilt a Roman Empire in Europe - it's just not the Roman Empire you're thinking of.

It is instead the Holy Roman Empire (HRE), that funny political entity founded in 962 AD that at one poi...


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