Why Great Britain Conquered The World.

Henry VIII, King of England, 1530s

Henry VIII, King of England, 1530s (Photo credit: lisby1)

Simple.  The food!  With British cooking’s reputation for not being tasty, English monarchs saw what Portuguese ships were doing; rounding Africa and bringing back spices.

“I want that!”  Henry VIII boomed.  Not a man to be trifled with.

Soon, English ships were sailing the seas.  When they got somewhere, the conversation must have gone something like this:

Native Sultan:  We would be happy to sell you our spices.

British Ship Captain:  I don’t think you understand, mate.  We are taking it.

Then Mary Poppins was sent to bash recalcitrant Malays over the head with her umbrella in a uest to make the map pink.



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I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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