February 06, 2008

Great Names in History

Wikipedia notes that on this day in 1819:

British official Stamford Raffles signed a treaty with Sultan Hussein Shah of Johor, establishing Singapore as a new trading post for the British East India Company.

Stamford Raffles - Stamford Bingley Raffles, actually. Ever heard a more 19th century British name?

Posted by armand at February 6, 2008 01:40 PM | TrackBack | Posted to History


This is presumably the origin of the name of Singapore's most famous saloon.

Posted by: Consul-At-Arms at February 7, 2008 01:12 AM | PERMALINK
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