Lord Cornbury

The famous British governor of New York at the opening of the eighteenth century, who was thrown into prison for debt, was a cousin of Queen Anne. He was also accused of cross dressing. Some historians question this, others think it likely true. Rutherfurd takes the view that he was a cross-dresser, and gives some detail of the particular form his cross-dressing may have taken, in the second chapter of New York.




 

 

 

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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