Ignorance of history prevails today, and nowhere more so than cable TV! I have just seen a fleeting image of Christopher Columbus, dressed in ostrich-feathered tricorn, flared and lavishly braided coat, knee breeches, white stockings and high-heeled buckled shoes. Oh, and with oodles of lace spilling from his huge decorated cuffs. He looked soooooo 1492, sailed the ocean blue and all that!
The picture above might almost have been him, except it’s the pirate Henry Morgan!
Yo, ho, ho, me hearties! Or however Columbus would have said it….!