Posts Tagged ‘UK’

The treaty that was signed at the formal end of the American Revolution begins:

In the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity.

It having pleased the Divine Providence to dispose the hearts of the most serene and most potent Prince George the Third, by the grace of God, king of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, duke of Brunswick and Lunebourg, arch-treasurer and prince elector of the Holy Roman Empire etc., and of the United States of America, to forget all past misunderstandings and differences that have unhappily interrupted the good correspondence and friendship which they mutually wish to restore, and to establish such a beneficial and satisfactory intercourse , between the two countries upon the ground of reciprocal advantages and mutual convenience as may promote and secure to both perpetual peace and harmony; and having for this desirable end already laid the foundation of peace and reconciliation by the Provisional Articles signed at Paris on the 30th of November 1782…

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Read related documents here.

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I suggest reading the 1999 Patrick Garrity editorial linked from here.

Trivia: How old was Churchill when he became Prime Minister? What year did he become PM? (Answers at link.)

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“…I never imagined that my skills as a lawyer would be used to defend Christians for following their faith in 21st Century Britain…”- Andrea Minichiello Williams. Full article here. (The article also “appeared in the Mail on Sunday on 24th April, 2011.”)

hat tip: Alliance Alert

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Lars Walker doesn’t like some of the theories that have been floated about the Vikings, so he proposes another one.


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Number one at 92

The compilation album We’ll Meet Again – The Very Best of Vera Lynn recently soared to the top of the UK charts, making Dame Vera Lynn the oldest living artist to have a number one album.

Hat tip to Robert (aka Expat Yank), who also shared the following video, of Vera Lynn performing at a D-Day commemoration in 1994:

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