Stuyvesant

New York's famous Dutch governor appears in the opening chapter of New York. A further account of how he lost the city to the English is found in the second chapter.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The award for shortest reign in history goes to…Louis-Antoine Duke of Angoulême of France ! Louis XIX ruled for approximately 20 minutes – the time between when his father Charles X of France signed abdication papers in 1830 and the moment he too wielded a quill, signing away his rights to the throne.




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