Boss Tweed

The famously corrupt Tammany Hall politician whose infamous Courthouse building was one of the largest scams of public money ever recorded. In New York, the 'Moonlight Sonata' chapter opens on the evening of his arrest in October 1871.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Keeping Curry on Hand. Queen Victoria loathed spicy food, but as Empress of India, she insisted that curry be available at all times in the event that a “visiting oriental” ever showed up unannounced at the palace doors. The food itself, of course, was probably not something to be desired by any visitor. It consisted of previously cooked food doused in curry powder.




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