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?
This month four hundred years ago, the famed Mayflower began its journey across the Atlantic. After abandoning its sister ship, the Speedwell, which was not seaworthy, the Mayflower finally set sail in September. The people on the Mayflower all belonged to an obscure sect called the Brownists. The founder, Brown himself, had already abandoned the sect and returned to the king’s Church of England. The Pilgrim fathers were woefully badly prepared for their journey, lacking proper farm implements and livestock. The miracle is that they survived at all!




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