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?
RHUBARB - During the three centuries before the nineteenth, China had become so cut off from Europe that senior mandarins were quite unsure where Britain was. They’d even been told that the western barbarians needed to import herbal rhubarb from China (a medicine), and that they would die if they couldn’t get it.




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