The Royal Commission of Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales have described Ellin’s Tower as, ‘A post medieval, dour, castellated cliff top folly, built in the form of a toy castle, commanding spectacular views to seaward.’ The description is honest but a little unfair to a lovely folly which today serves a very practical purpose and gives pleasure to thousands of visitors.
"That these united colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown" Greatest document ever written!!! #historyrocks#partylikeits1776
Field Marshal Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley. Sent to Canada in 1861 due to potential hostilities related to the American Civil War, then- Colonel Wolseley served as Deputy Quartermaster General of Canada. In 1870 he successfully led the Red River Expedition to Manitoba, asserting federal authority. As a result of this, he was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George and a Companion of the Order of the Bath. Wolseley would go on to serve as one of the pre-eminent generals of the British Empire, ending his career as Commander in Chief.
The Red River Rebellion, November 19, 1869. Following the purchase of Rupert's Land from the Hudson's Bay Co., the Canadian government attempted to divide and redistribute the land that was already home to Metis and First Nations. Forming a provisional government, the Metis negotiated the entrance of the Province of Manitoba to Confederation. At the same time, the Metis imprisoned pro-Canada settlers and summarily executed Thomas Scott. This act inflamed eastern Canada; in May an expedition under Colonel Wolseley was sent West to establish federal authority.
The Marquess of Anglesey’s Column Drive across the Britannia Bridge to the Island of #Anglesey at the northern most part of Wales and you cannot help notice the magnificent column ahead of you. The 27m tall column thrusts itself skyward near the village of Llanfairpwll. The correct name of the village is however rather longer and, containing fifty eight letters, is the longest place name in Britain.
On November 18, 1871, the Second Red River Expedition reached Fort Garry, Winnipeg. The Fort had been occupied by Louis Riel and his Metis followers in late 1869, and retaken by the First Expedition under the command of Colonel (later Field Marshal) Garnet Wolseley in 1870.