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?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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