Who said I only regret that I have but one life to lose?
Why did America win the battle of Yorktown?
“It was obvious that the Americans needed a big victory if they were to convince the peace conference in Europe that they had a right to demand independence for all thirteen colonies,” writes Thomas Fleming in his book, Yorktown.
Did America win the battle of Yorktown?
It is considered the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War. The Continental Army, led by General George Washington, won a decisive victory against the British Army, led by General Lord Charles Cornwallis. The battle took place in Yorktown, Virginia, near the York River.
What was George Washington’s biggest accomplishment?
George Washington is often called the “Father of His (or Our) Country.” He not only served as the first president of the United States, but he also commanded the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1775–83) and presided over the convention that drafted the U.S. Constitution.
Could Washington have been king?
Did anyone ever offer to make George Washington “king”? The answer is: No. There is no evidence that this ever happened. But the story, in various forms, has been around for a long time.
Has the Queen ever had a horse in the Kentucky Derby?
Queen Elizabeth II — yes, her majesty — attended Kentucky Derby 133. Sources say it was the British monarch’s first appearance in the United States since 1991 and she chose to come to Kentucky.
Has the Queen ever won the Derby?
As a presenter. Even at the age of 90, Her Majesty still achieved a Derby first in 2016, when she finally got her hands on the winner’s trophy. This was not the result of an unexpected victory; to mark the year of her 90th birthday, Her Majesty was invited to present the trophy to the winner.
Who trained the Queen’s horses in 1967?
In the first two seasons of The Crown, Queen Elizabeth’s close friend and horse racing manager “Porchie” is played by Joseph Kloska. (He appears again in season three, portrayed by actor John Hollingworth.)