Ancient Rome: Supercity. I love the study of Ancient Roman architecture, art, history and the incredible society they built. I even enjoyed using the archives at the NY Public Library to research traditional recipes from the time period. The Romans used a sauce from dead fish guts to season their food. It is akin to today's Worcester sauce. Who knew?
The Gaspée Affair was a significant event in the lead-up to the American Revolution. HMS Gaspée, a British customs schooner that had been enforcing unpopular trade regulations, ran aground in shallow water on June 9, 1772, near what is now known as Gaspee Point in the city of Warwick, Rhode Island, while chasing the packet boat Hannah. A group of men led by Abraham Whipple and John Brown attacked, boarded, looted, and torched the ship.