posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 09:26 AM
Its sale to anything other than a British historical society should have been banned in the first place, and its a travesty that anyone could have
purchased it with the intention of removing it from these shores. That is why we are in this difficult situation.
Unfortunate as this scenario is, its far more important that the trinket remain in Britain, cared for by a not for profit entity, than it is to
ensure that all elements of fair play are adhered to. Our culture is being erroded from far to many angles just lately, to warrant any avoidable
degradation, no matter how aggravating the circumstances might be for one individual.
I can assure you, the damage done to Miss Clarkson would be no where near as vast as the damage done to our nations culture by continuing to allow
artifacts of our greatest ages, legends, and personalities, to end up out of easy reach of any Briton who would want to involve themselves in, and
learn more about, the past of our nation. Given that Britain has such a rich literary tradition, it would be unforgiveable to allow anything as
historical as this ring, to be taken out of Britain, or indeed owned by any entity or individual outside the realm.