We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Oral histories often paint a rosy picture of the moral fiber of previous generations, when divorce was unheard of, out of wedlock births rare, and Christian civilization kept societal immorality in check especially among a more virtuous elite."
Surely this opening sentence in the linked article is setting up a straw man here? It reeks utterly.
Old Vicky herself may have been proper enough to have been scandal-free through her own life, but to suggest that "society" (whatever that means ) was the same is altogether unrealistic.
If you add the number of people in what the French would class as "Anglo-Saxon" countries, the number is approximately 400+ million people. This is perhaps indicative of an innate horniness therein. It was not exclusively the descendants of the Norman barons that are responsible for the obvious degree of sexual "exploration" across the AS world...