The Scientific Indian

So, Bono is knighted. But, hey, don’t call him Sir and displease the Queen. He’s Irish and shall not be sir’d. Know who else was knighted by a Queen? John Hawkins. John Hawkins who? John Hawkins, the first slave trader. He began his business of capturing and selling african people in 1562. Queen Elizabeth I was proud.

This is the 200th year since slavery was abolished in the UK. I am contrarian. This is how I remember titles and their history.

Have a good weekend.

Comments

  1. #1 bharath
    March 30, 2007

    yeah .. for 1 minute I thought you were wandering into strange comparisons 🙂 goodness grief.

    Bono won the NAACP Chairman award and his speech is here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENp7c6TtBHk

    quite moving and passionate fella.

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