Saturday, December 16, 2006

Another Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of:
  • The Protectorate of England, Scotland and Ireland, by which Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector (king-in-all-but-name) of the three kingdoms. (1653)
  • The adoption of the Bill of Rights by the English Parliament. (1689)
  • The Boston Tea Party of 1773, by which the American colonists signalled their opposition to certain acts of the Imperial Parliament.
I wonder if the collocation of the three dates is significant.

No comments: