This Day in Ancient History: ante diem vii kalendas septembres

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ante diem vii kalendas septembres

  • 55 B.C. — Julius Caesar invades Britain, but doesn’t stick around very long
  • 1875 — Birth of John Buchan, 1st Baron of Tweedsmuir and Governor-General of Canada … and author of a decent biography of Augustus

 

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One thought on “This Day in Ancient History: ante diem vii kalendas septembres

  1. And don’t forget that Buchan also wrote suspense – “The Thirty-Nine Steps”. From what I remember in school, he was considered a pretty good governor general, and encouraged the idea of a Canadian identity as separate from that of Britain. Unfortunately he died in office.

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