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Benjamin Cook


Sick of being his brotherís punching bag in Street Fighter, Ben is trying his hand at freelance video game journalism. Thankfully, he's heís better at freelance than Street Fighter.

FeatureWould the Queen survive Medieval England?

We use Crusader Kings 2 to find out.

As an honest and god-fearing Englishman, I have nothing but undying respect for the Crown. Every day I wake up in my Royal Family-branded pyjamas and swear my own personal oath of allegiance to the British monarchy. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch in British history, and her public approval ratings have never been higher. I have to admit, however, that in my darkest hours my faith in one of the core tenets of British society - that it is the divine right of the House of Windsor to rule over us in perpetuity - is shaken. Can the Windsor's remarkable skill at unveiling plaques really be taken as proof of the divine right of the monarchy?