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?
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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