Wednesday, 22 August 2012

War news

  • War news 1:  On 22 August 1485 Henry Tudor defeated Richard III at Bosworth thereby establishing the Tudor dynasty in England and ending the War of the Roses.
  • War news 2:   On the same date in 1642, Charles I declared war on Parliament.  This was the start of the Civil War which brought Oliver Cromwell to power.
  • War news 3:  It was on 22 August 1776 that 24,000 Redcoats arrived at Long Island with the intention of capturing New York city.
 And that's about all I have for you today. Sorry about that.

Oh, there's just the picture.

Summer, and we occasionally see a hot air balloon amost directly over the garden.


Uncle Skip, said...

Re: 1776 - it was those Howe boys and they did... for all the good it did them.

Brighton Pensioner said...

OK, there's no need to rub it in!