Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin is first encountered in New York's 'London' chapter. Franklin not only lived in the British capital for many years, but remained, until 1775, a strong believer in the British Empire. His son, the royal governor of New Jersey, was on the British side right through the War of Independence.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Chaucer's cheerful prologue to his Canterbury Tales about April’s sweet showers was echoed grimly at the start of T.S. Eliot’s Wasteland : “April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land . . .”




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