On May 11, 1778, a seemingly bizarre event concluded the harrowing winter at Valley Forge. George Washington and his soldiers watched a play. Due to logistical maladministration that prevented much-needed
SIR – Historians say that, when Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon with his army in 49 BC, he had good reason, as the Senate was corrupt and elitist. (In fact he aligned himself with the Populares party,
What have the Romans ever done for us?” the actor John Cleese once asked, in a famous Monty Python sketch, before being forced to admit a long list of improvements including roads, public order and education.