Posts tagged: Horace de Vere Cole

C is for Horace de Vere Cole

HMS Dreadnought was the pride of the British Navy and in 1910 it was visited by a group of foreign dignitaries, including the Emperor of Abyssinia who inspected the fleet and bestowed medals on several of the officers.

The visit might have been soon forgotten except that the whole thing had been an elaborate hoax dreamed up by the king of pranksters Horace de Vere Cole. Read more ›››