User:Sir Cloudesley Shovel II

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I am an American currently living in Maryland. My mother was a British war-bride from Arrington a village near Royston and Cambridge.

I joined Wikipedia in 2006. As a hobby, I have studied history: political history (specifically American and British), the history of the sciences and religions, and the historical sciences such as astronomy and evolutionary biology. My bedrock interest seems to be "origins": where things came from and why they are the way they are. Although I have yet to discover the definite origins of anything, I'm learning a lot and having fun trying.

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg This user is of British ancestry.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg This user sometimes wishes that he/she were British.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg This user has visited the United Kingdom.
This user has been married
for 25 years or more
right-minded This user believes that only left-handed users are in their right minds.
This user uses a
Shaving brush.
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a rotary dial telephone.
B.B. This user comes from the Baby boomer Generation.
MA This user has a Master of Arts degree.
Astrolabe-Persian-18C.jpg This user is not religious.

Bennington flag.png This user is interested in the history of the United States.
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This user greatly admires
and respects
Thomas Jefferson
for inspiring revolutions
around the world.
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This user greatly admires
Abraham Lincoln.
John Quincy Adams.jpg This user is interested in the life and times of John Quincy Adams.
Seal of the President of the United States.svg This user is addicted to Presidents.
American Civil War Montage 2.jpg This user is interested in the American Civil War.
Anachronous map of the British Empire.png This user is interested in the British Empire.
1688 This user is interested in Whig history.
Dronning victoria.jpg This user is interested in the Victorian period.

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WMAP 2010.png This user loves astronomical cosmology.
Protoceratops-skeleton.jpg This user is interested in Paleontology.
evol This user considers evolution an amazing biological fact.

Old book bindings.jpg This user is a bibliophile.
Open book 01.png "I don’t like stories about things that never happened to people who never lived . . ." - Helene Hanff
Open book 01.svg This user enjoys reading non-fiction.