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General Charles Cornwallis

Posted in Eggs Of History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2016 by apeface

General Charles Cornwallis first came to my attention at the age of 15 (when I was 15, not Cornwallis). An actor played him in the Mel Gibson filmĀ The Patriot. I suppose I should have paid more attention to the historic import of Cornwallis’s role in the Revolutionary War, but I was unable to move on from his comical last name. Also, how hard do I really need to pay attention to a Mel Gibson movie?

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Archibald Bulloch

Posted in Eggs Of History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2016 by apeface

To live in a time when you could be named Archibald, eh? Folks with names like Archibald, and Josiah are Oedipally destined for something interesting. I’m not suggesting that if you have a more pedestrian name that you cannot do something interesting. I just think that a name like Archie helps you along the way. If you’re born short it doesn’t mean you can’t play basketball, it’s just that being tall really gets the ball rolling.

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Carlos I of Portugal

Posted in Eggs Of History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2016 by apeface

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