As a decedent of William Wallace and an American, I cant say the Brits have always been the best of friends to all of it neighbors but there is no doubt, England is likely our greatest allied partner in the world. I really dont know how that happened because truly, Englands manners have had some serious lacking many times in the last 3 or 4 hundred years. Truthfully, when I think of the evils on Monarchical rule, the first place that comes to mind is England and youve had your share of not so gracious Monarchs.
Training with the Brits was always interesting and fun. The first time I heard someone call Tea-Time, I thought they were kidding. Then one bloke asked if I had a spare fag and I just about lost it, really, you stop training to have tea and sex? They certainly ate rations that were less tasty than ours, Im not sure how that could be but yuck!
I do like the Brits very much but hope that your progressive ways stop sneaking into our legislatures, otherwise we may have to rethink our partnerships and soon.