Firm of the Year

Pass judgment on your firm and take the RollOnFriday Firm of the Year 2018 survey. 20 seconds of graft for a lifetime of satisfaction. If you're in-house, there's a poll for you, too
  

GlamSol 2017

  

Find a Job

With the market picking up, don't miss out on Job Search for all the best vacancies from the World's leading law firms.
  

My Profile

Check all your messages, update your blog, change your account details,  find friends and much more on the My Profile section.
  

Main Discussion

Rate it
1
Report as offensive
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 12:53
Hey Cromwell had his chance and he lost to a weak and feeble woman m7. Not a vote
Stixta
Posted - 17 March 2017 12:58
Report as offensive
QE2
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 12:58
Report as offensive
This is so tough but I am presently a loyal subject of Elizabeth II Regina,

so it has to be

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
sad banta
Posted - 17 March 2017 12:59
Report as offensive
Claire Foy is lush, therefore QE2
good Queen wEnceslas
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:01
Report as offensive
QE 2
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:03
Report as offensive
And another for QE2 from montie by post.

Looks like the beast from the east is losing yet another battle
limespider
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:04
Report as offensive
Coeur de Lion every day for me.

The crusade, fought on external lines of supply, was masterful. In particular Tyre and Acre. Frenchies let him down and so he wisely pulled up before Jerusalem in the same way that Napoleon did not at Moscow.
Phoebe Caulfield
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:05
Report as offensive
Lizzie II
Monkeygirkl
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:06
Report as offensive
Lizzie! Lizzie! Lizzie!
limespider
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:08
Report as offensive
Lizzie's getting the sentimental "now is the best" vote. Much like that vote in about 1992 on BBC for the best album of all time revealing the winner to be Simply Red - Stars.
Pinkus
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:10
Report as offensive
Remember the episode of Maid Marion and Her Merry Men where The Sheriff of Nottingham tried to build a tunnel from Worksop to Scunthorpe?
The Donald
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:10
Report as offensive
Anotehr vote for QEII - the continental yellow press would long be extinct without her and her family
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:14
Report as offensive
That's a win for Madge - I am not sure anyone can stop her in this kind of form.

Lionheart: vanquished

Next up, it's tricky dicko himself:

Richard III

versus

Queen Victoria
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:16
Report as offensive
Old Vic.
Montagueh
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:16
Report as offensive
A vote for Vicky and Empire from me, Clive...
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:18
Report as offensive
The last British monarch of the House of Hanover: Queen Victoria - By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:18
Report as offensive
Judy, I think it's quite lucky you never met clubbers when he was single or you'd have a fleet of hairy children
good Queen wEnceslas
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:20
Report as offensive
Richard III
BREXIT!!
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:20
Report as offensive
KING ARTHUR AND HIS MAGIC SWORD
Montagueh
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:20
Report as offensive
Are you suggesting Judo is particularly hirsute, wnagle...?
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:22
Report as offensive
It was the lead guitarist for ZZ Top montie so I've heard
The Donald
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:23
Report as offensive
Queen Victoria
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:23
Report as offensive
In another life, instead of being a bored solicitor, I could have been a Nell Gwynn type. I missed my calling and my era.
limespider
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:24
Report as offensive
umm, child killing fratricide or professional widow/recluse.

RIII for me, but only for the manner of his dying.
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:24
Report as offensive
I am quite preternaturally unhairy, actually. It goes with having the white / grey ear wax. I simply don't have that gene.
good Queen wEnceslas
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:26
Report as offensive
Fratricide?
Stixta
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:27
Report as offensive
Richard
Phoebe Caulfield
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:28
Report as offensive
I feel I should pick Vicky for sisterly reasons

but I am going to go with Richard III
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:29
Report as offensive
NECK AND NECK

*with apologies to sufferers of scoliosis
camenbert
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:36
Report as offensive
Victoria for me, Brian
Pinkus
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:36
Report as offensive
Vicky.
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:43
Report as offensive
And a narrow win for Victoria, who will see QE2 in the semi finals

Next

Old Teddy Longshanks

v

Henry V

This is going to be one helluva battle
camenbert
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:46
Report as offensive
Ed I
(HV had a flash in the pan and then carked it. no staying power)
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:46
Report as offensive
The English Justinian for me, Clive.
Montagueh
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:46
Report as offensive
Hal...
sad banta
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:48
Report as offensive
"And a narrow win for Victoria, who will see QE2 in the semi finals"

Wang's World Cup is sponsored by Cunard.
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:48
Report as offensive
Good start for the Hammer of the Scots. Other things history has hammered: witches. Makes you think eh.
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:48
Report as offensive
HANK 5
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:49
Report as offensive
I learned this week that the majority of Scotch witches were male, whereas in England, they were female.
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:52
Report as offensive
If I have not rec'd it before, u should read witchfinders by Malcolm gaskill. very good book
The Donald
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:52
Report as offensive
Henry V
sad banta
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:52
Report as offensive
They're like frogs. Different chemicals in the water in Scotland.
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:55
Report as offensive
It's tense this one.
good Queen wEnceslas
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:58
Report as offensive
Ed I
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:58
Report as offensive
It's the best 16 monarchs in the world ever as selected by a completely impartial panel of me. They just happened to be all English. I know u have a hard on for Baldwin of Jerusalem, but he was shyt. So was charlemagne
Montagueh
Posted - 17 March 2017 13:59
Report as offensive
Tbf, Charlemagne was pretty tasty as a monarch...Alexander the Great wasn't too shabby, neither...
The Donald
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:00
Report as offensive
Wang, die you mean to post this under your 3-dux handle?
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:01
Report as offensive
It's three all betwixt the warrior kings. We'l;l be heading into golden goal territory soon clive
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:01
Report as offensive
3dx is a big fan of Baldwin of Jerusalem the donald
Stixta
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:02
Report as offensive
Longshanks
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:16
Report as offensive
Ok, well that's a win for big Ed.

Last 1/4 final -

Elizabeth 1

v

William the conqueror
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:16
Report as offensive
Which regnal number Balders are we talking about?
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:17
Report as offensive
I've already voted, but faod: BILL THE CONK
Stixta
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:19
Report as offensive
William
Pinkus
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:20
Report as offensive
William I
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:20
Report as offensive
Surprising amount of support for the bastard on rof. Is this cos you all claim norman forebears?
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:21
Report as offensive
The Virgin Queen

The Faerie Queen

Gloriana

THE GREATEST GINGER EVER, UNTIL LAZ TOOK THAT MANTLE
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:21
Report as offensive
No, but he didn't persecute Catholics. In fact, he was one!
The Donald
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:22
Report as offensive
Elisabeth 1 - I am controversial like this
Father CYPmas
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:22
Report as offensive
Billy CONKER for me.
The Donald
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:22
Report as offensive
Heh @ Judo!
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:24
Report as offensive
There were loads of better gingers: the Holy Roman Emperor Barbarossa, St Catherine of Alexandria, Nicole Kidman.
The Donald
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:25
Report as offensive
None of them were English though - and therefore disqualified in any Wang world cup
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:26
Report as offensive
They also weren't monarchs.
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:27
Report as offensive
but if there was no Catholic persecution, there would be no houses with priests' holes.
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:28
Report as offensive
FTAOD I am pretty sure there are at least 2 Australian queens in the semi finals...
Misshoolie
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:30
Report as offensive
How didn't Charles II make the seeding? Restored the monarchy (which I'm dubious about but if you're a king it's pretty good evidence of being good at it) and epic shagger.
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:31
Report as offensive
What Wang said. And Canadian ones.
The Donald
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:31
Report as offensive
Barbarossa could qualify as a monarch, I would think
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:31
Report as offensive
Ok, fair. But you can't tell me Nicole is.
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:32
Report as offensive
Charles II lost out in the Girls Hair qualification round to George III
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:33
Report as offensive
Who did George III lose out to then?
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:33
Report as offensive
Presumably Richard II in the Crazy Kings quals.
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:34
Report as offensive
He was disqualified for thinking he was a petunia called dereck
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:35
Report as offensive
I think we can call time on this round
Montagueh
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:35
Report as offensive
Gloriana...
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:37
Report as offensive
Yep, Good Queen Bess is knocked out by William.

semis next (no not that sort)

Queen Elizabeth II

versus

Queen Victoria
The Donald
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:39
Report as offensive
QE II everything else would be treason
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:41
Report as offensive
Elizabeth II - Dei Gratia Britanniarum Regnorumque Suorum Ceterorum Regina Consortionis Populorum Princeps Fidei Defensor

LONG LIVE OUR NOBLE QUEEN
B'A'M
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:41
Report as offensive
Vic
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:43
Report as offensive
DONALD - Sind sie Deutscher?
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:44
Report as offensive
Vicky.
Montagueh
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:47
Report as offensive
Elizabeth II - Dei Gratia Britanniarum Regnorumque Suorum Ceterorum Regina Consortionis Populorum Princeps Fidei Defensor

LONG LIVE OUR NOBLE QUEEN

Works for me, Clive...
Montagueh
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:49
Report as offensive
Oi, wang - it was 3-3 on Gloriana and the bastard...
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 14:53
Report as offensive
4/3 to the conk montie u buffoon
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:04
Report as offensive
Victoria
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:05
Report as offensive
3/3 in this girl on girl contest. Golden Goal time now
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:06
Report as offensive
JETHERS WITH THE DEATH BLOW

QE2 IS OUT

OM and indeed G CLIVE
Stixta
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:07
Report as offensive
Damn fvcking slow RoF, I was going for QE2
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:08
Report as offensive
Right let's rap this baby up in time for the pub


Edward "Longshanks" the First, the Hammer of the Scots


v


William "the bastard" the Conqueror
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:09
Report as offensive
Longshanks
Stixta
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:10
Report as offensive
Longshanks
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:10
Report as offensive
El Bastardo
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:10
Report as offensive
It's Edward I for me
Phoebe Caulfield
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:12
Report as offensive
Wills
Montagueh
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:12
Report as offensive
The bastard...
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:13
Report as offensive
shaping up for another ding dong here
Pinkus
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:14
Report as offensive
Unbelievable Jeff.

B to the Conk.
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:22
Report as offensive
Another golden goal situation... literally anything could happen.
The Donald
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:24
Report as offensive
William
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:25
Report as offensive
F*ck me. A Norman who came over in 1066 with a tenuous claim to the throne, killed a proper good old Anglo-Saxon ruler and fu*ked off back to the continent a year later never to be seen again is into the final?

I bet you lot voting for him are Scottish ain't ya?
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:26
Report as offensive
And the conqueror conquers conquerily again.

so to the final

rof's favourite monarch 2017 is....

QUEEN VICTORIA

or

WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:27
Report as offensive
QUEEN VICTORIA!
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:28
Report as offensive
This is so tense.

MRS BROWN ON THE FINAL FURLONG
Phoebe Caulfield
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:30
Report as offensive
Vicky
Pinkus
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:33
Report as offensive
Will.I.Am
The Donald
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:34
Report as offensive
Well - this is great final, much better than some of the last WWC, and both deserve to win.

But since we have to chose:William
The Donald
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:41
Report as offensive
You are such a softie, wang.

Remember, the oppression of the working class started under Queen Victoria...
The Donald
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:41
Report as offensive
Jethro, not Wang - sorry!
Montagueh
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:43
Report as offensive
Vicky...
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:51
Report as offensive
I love that this has turned jethro into a raging normanist
Pinkus
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:52
Report as offensive
I'm William the first, I am
William the first I am, I am,

Was William the one with 6 wives?
The Donald
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:54
Report as offensive
Heh: Jethro and the Raging Normanists would be a great band
Stixta
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:56
Report as offensive
William
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:57
Report as offensive
Jethers have u voted for victoria or william it's not clear
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:58
Report as offensive
"the oppression of the working class started under Queen Victoria"

Eh? It was under Victoria that universal suffrage was introduced and Trade Unions were established.
3-ducks
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:58
Report as offensive
* universal male usffrage
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:59
Report as offensive
Victoria
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:01
Report as offensive
Yeah I'd say it's a bit harsh to blame the class system on victoria whilst willy gets off scot free
Merkz
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:02
Report as offensive
Victoria
Heffalump
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:04
Report as offensive
thank **** I got back for this

WILLIAM of course
volenti_nfi
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:04
Report as offensive
Victoria
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:07
Report as offensive
Ahh see I got confused when you started banging on about foreigners whether or not u were voting for the frenchie or the german
Heffalump
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:08
Report as offensive
ffs
victoria didn't actually do anything
william made a nation
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:08
Report as offensive
this is down to the wire
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:10
Report as offensive
schoolboy defending from Heffers, Clive.
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:10
Report as offensive
The Frenchie is French, and lived here for about a year. The German is half-British, born in London and lived here her whole life.
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:11
Report as offensive
"william made a nation"

In Normandy.
Heffalump
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:12
Report as offensive
some off the ball tackling there from judy
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:13
Report as offensive
No he didn't heff he stole a nation. Aethelstan made it
Heffalump
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:16
Report as offensive
let's compromise
he broke the old one (bad) but he made a new one (in the end, good)
vicky did nowt
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:18
Report as offensive
You're pyssing against the winds of history here Heff old sun. Judging at 4.30
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:19
Report as offensive
It's no surprise to anyone that you're a Cnut


Fan ULP
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:19
Report as offensive
Queen Victoria could speak fluent Hindi. Bet the Conk couldn't
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:21
Report as offensive
At 4' 11", she was taller than Jayerz.
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:21
Report as offensive
If it were not for her marrying Albert, we shouldn't have Chrimbo trees.
B'A'M
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:23
Report as offensive
was WIlliam the one that killed Harold?

of Bayeux tapestry fame?

if so, Vic. always felt sorry for Harold. good lad. knew his rugby
The Donald
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:23
Report as offensive
Judo by this line of reasoning - w/o William you would never had Victoria...
Pinkus
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:24
Report as offensive
He set up a team that's been unbeaten on home turf since 1066.
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:26
Report as offensive
Yes Bam - Hrold famously had just won at Stamford Bridge which is about the best thing any man can do in my view
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:30
Report as offensive
A distinct ruling class, which spoke French and reserved all the best jobs for people of French origin. English relegated to the lower social classes - a form of racial separation that has been compared to the apartheid system. Marching against Northumberland, burning crops and destroying villages. A network of castles used to subjugate local populations.

Enslavement, devastation of the countryside, a refugee crisis, famine. If you mean Victoria did not do any of that then, yeah, you're probably right.
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:32
Report as offensive
And the winner is....


QUEEN VICTORIA

HUZZAH!


i'm off for a pipe of opium and some evisceration down whitechapel way. Who's with me!?
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:33
Report as offensive
WHAT A CORKER OF A GAME. THANK YOU, WANG!

ALL HAIL THE EMPEROR WANG \ /
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:35
Report as offensive
John of gaunt has just punched warwick right in the nose clive - norfolk is having to restrain him

Amazing scenes
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:56
Report as offensive
Ps - it would have been Henry V for me clive

What's he that wishes so?
My cousin, Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin;
If we are mark'd to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.
God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more methinks would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say "To-morrow is Saint Crispian."
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say "These wounds I had on Crispin's day."
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words—
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester—
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be rememberèd-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
good Queen wEnceslas
Posted - 17 March 2017 17:02
Report as offensive
Ah I had to go out....

Well done Queen Vicky
Spurius Odus
Posted - 17 March 2017 17:05
Report as offensive
Never fails to make the hairs stand up, that speech. Better even than Al Pacino or big Jim Telfer.
Heffalump
Posted - 17 March 2017 17:21
Report as offensive
nice to see even that historic victory couldn't raise a smile on the stout old bag, clive
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 17 March 2017 17:26
Report as offensive
It goes to show Heff,band I think Starkey said this: "victoria is very much the ham and toastie of british monarchs"
Heffalump
Posted - 17 March 2017 17:32
Report as offensive
well she certainly looked like one, clive