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The 17th Century British Colonial Blitzkrieg
The British Empire reached its venerable peak during the Victorian Age. There were British colonies and protectorates spanning the globe from the southern tip of Africa to India, from Hong Kong to Gibraltar, and beyond. It was fashionable to say that the sun never set on the British Empire, both in fortunes and in the very literal sense. However, this empire did not spring from nothing. The seeds for England's eventual greatness and global domination were planted in a century that gets very little attention.
"Did I ever meet grandpa?" Charlie asked. Sam glanced in the rearview mirror at her daughter sitting in the backseat. "No," she said flatly.
A Sagittarius, I Guess
I had to look up the spelling of Sagittarius. Was it two Gs and one T or two Ts and one G? I have never had to type out my astrology sign before. The information is something that I know despite never truly seeking it out. Zodiac symbols and the arcane knowledge of astrology have seeped into our culture like some sort of pervasive fog. I know what my astrology sign is but I don't have a clue as to what it means.