How One Man Gave China The Opportunity To Rule The World

And why we’re speaking English and not Mandarin today.

Zheng He’s Treasure Fleet bringing African giraffes back to China (IndianExpress.com)

Showing The Flag Of The Peacock Throne

For Westerners interested in naval history, one ship looms above all others: the HMS Victory, where Admiral Horatio Nelson gave his life in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar even as he dashed Napoleon’s dreams of…