Re: Strangelove

Hugh Stewart McKenna (
18 Oct 1995 03:21:06 GMT

>>The Brits of course managed to wrestle
>>from the French the meridian line. I don't know the story behind that >>but I have a vague memory of national prestige and mariti=
me supremacy >>in the nineteenth century being in there somewhere.

It's more like the 17th Century. The Greenwich Meridian passes directly
through the (old) Royal Observatory at ... Greenwich.

Hugh Stewart McKenna
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