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Ray in the UK,You poor pathetic man, subject of the queen, and governed by the monarchy. Hey, how come no one is supposed to touch the queen? What is she better than everyone else. I say, touch the queen.No, this is not Washington Irving.PJM
Here's my chance! Someone named Ross?
Ross,Very good, and when Marie gets up she can guess Marie.Nope, this person is not named Ross.PJM
touching the queen is like giving Michael Tyson a playful punch on the arm. Better not....
Ross,AHHHHHH How did you figure it out. I thought this would be a hard one.PJMYOU ARE CORRECT, James Mason.
I was checking all the figures that I could think of n the mid 1800s because his clothes reminded me of President Buchanan.Then I was trying to remember of a site that had themed pictures (hint...hint)And he was listed under the 1850's--
James Mason and John Slidell were two Confederate Diplomats. They were on their way to Britain aboard the British ship Trent. The USS San Jacinto, commanded by Wilkes intercepted the trent, and Mason and Slidell were forcefully removed. Britain considered the Trent to be Sogerign British Territory, so was outraged, and the affair was considered akin to the US making a militar invasion of Britain. So, Britain started preparing for war. Lincoln seeing the peril, released Mason and Slidell, and was able to apease Britain. This was perhaps the greatest hope of the confederates being successful. If this "Trent Affair" had in fact drawn Britain into the war, I feel confident that the Confederates would have won.
Great job Ross from Maine! This was a tough one for me. I enlarged the picture and saw he's holding a top hat and I believe gloves in his other hand. But couldn't find anything more....Another Saturday Mystery solved...PJM, don't be sad. There is always NEXT Saturday...
Well done Ross. I waschecking PJM's main picture site, but didn'ttry the 1850's, I thoughtit was a bit later.PJMThe Queen often shakeshands with us commoners.
I hate it when I have to wait a week. I hate it when someone gets it before Nate Wakes up.I was trying to hand this one to Ray on a silver platter. I figured he would be up on the Trent Affair, given that he is,you know, part of the monarchy.
A silver platter!The Trent Affair. I'venever heard of it. ButI see you've left a link.I've just thought, the Queenalways wears gloves whenshe is among us commoners.
Jim,No it was in fact James MasonPJM
Darn. I'm going to have to start setting an alarm.Congratulations to Garry in NC and Ross from Maine!
I always get here hours to late! Shoot.
You guys have got to be on the east coast. It's only 8:45 in the morning here and BOTH the Mystery People have already been guessed?! I didn't even have a chance! (Ignoring the fact that if I'd been up in time, there's no way I would have known either of them...)
I missed everything today. Crud. I'm going to go pout and read about James Mason.
Sure looks like Barney Frank!
I keep coming back and missing out on the guessing, but I don't know how in the world you identify all these people. I guess my knowledge of history doesn't include many visual references. I do love finding out the answer, so I guess this is a good learning experience for me.And yes, someone should definitely touch the queen.Nancy