Maybe your scholarship could travel into whether the Brits would ever have got as imperious as they did had they not been genetically enhanced by French, Roman, Norse and other conquests?
If you want a break from your music thinking, it might be fun for a primary expert to establish notionally whether the British would ever have reached the forcefulness they did at Empire peak had they not in turn been colonized by groups from France, Rome, Norseland, etc etc.
Okay then. I'll take that under advisement, Matthew Freaking Arnold.
NB: I am done dealing with the weird pro-Boer contingent. They really seem unable to perceive where the issues are with this piece, and I leave them to their self-comforting analyses. j