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Montevideo, February 7th 2023 - 18:00 UTC
Following on instructions from the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the flag of the Falkland Islands in flying at New Palace Yard, to mark Falklands Day, when the first sighting of the Islands in 1592. Read full article
Next thing you know they’ll be putting little outline drawings of the Falkland Islands, in union Jack colours, on busses and trains.
1592 eh, no doubt Liberato will be able explain how it didn’t actually happen.
Perhaps, at the time John Davis was in fact charting the coast of Ceylon, but that was so boring that when he got back to England he changed it to Malvinas, when he realised that Sebald de Weert’s story of his discovery of the Falkland Islands, in eight years time, would make a much better story.
And anyway, he didn’t have permission from the collection mud huts in the Governorate of the Río de la Plata, to be there.
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