Saturday, December 26, 2015

Fact of the Day: Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom first in the year 1868 and again from 1874-1880. As of 2015 he is the only British Prime minister born to parents of the Jewish faith. He converted to Anglicanism (Church of England) at an early age. 

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  1. A great favorite of Queen Victoria.
    One of the early persons who didn't have much
    luck with controlling Afghanistan!- The days
    of the British Empire.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin
    PS: The US maxi, "Comanche", won the race to the heads and
    presently has a good lead as the fleet "flies" over the waves
    down the coast. Tonight might see some fun with unpleasant
    weather predicted.

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  2. That is interesting! Merry Christmas!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  3. He was one of the people who perverted Prince Albert's dream of a British Empire built on free trade and commerce rather than military force.

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  4. Oh, I didn't know Disraeli was an Anglican convert. I just assumed he practised the Jewish faith. Well, learn something new every day!

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  5. I remember him as a historian, yes? I know I read a lot of Disraeli's books on rulers

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