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?
The First Film. Though disputed by historians who claim that a functional Lumière camera did not exist before the end of 1894, the Lumière brothers, widely regarded as the inventors of cinema, claimed to have shot their first films in August, 1894. Seven months later, in March, 1895 in Paris, they presented what was probably the world’s first screening of a film in front of a large audience. Ironically, the main purpose of their presentation was to showcase exciting research on colour photography, but the brothers were surprised at how fixated the audience was with the moving black and white images also on display !