book and laboriously reading the old historiesbook and laboriously reading the old histories of the Philippines, such as those written by Fr.Chirino,Fr. Colin,Fr.Argensola, Fr. Plasencia, etc. in his considered opinion, the best.
In a letter to Blumentritt,dated September 17,1888 Rizal said: “Morga’s work is an excellent book; it can be said that Morga is a modern scholarly explorer. He does not have the superficiality and exaggeration which are found among Spaniards today: he writes very simply, but one has to read between the lines……”Rizal in London •
Rizal lived in London from May 1888-March 1889
He chose this English city to be his new home for 3 reasons: 1.
to improve his knowledge about English language
to study and annotate Morga’s Sucesos in the British museum 3.
London is a safe place for him to carry on his fight against Spanish tyranny. •
In London, he engage on Filipiniana studies
Completed annotating Morgas’s book
Wrote many articles for La Solidaridad
Penned a famous letter to the young women of Malolos
Carried out voluminous correspondence with Blumentritt and relatives •
Had a romance with Gertrude Beckett
Trip Across the Atlantic
The trans-Atlantic voyage of Rizal from New York to Liverpool was a pleasant one •
He won many friends of different nationalities
He entertained them with his marvelous skill with the yoyo as an offensive weapon. •
Rizal discussed with them the current social and political problem of the mankind and found them to be inadequate in geo-politics •
He arrived in Liverpool,England on May 24, 1888
Life in London
On May 25,1888 Rizal went to London
He stayed as guest at the home of Dr. Antonio Ma. Regidor, an exile of 1872 and a practicing lawyer in London •
By the end of May , he found a modest boarding house
He was a boarder of the Beckett family were Mr. Beckett, organist of the St. Paul’s church •
With Mrs. Beckett (his Wife), two sons and four daughters] •
The oldest of the...
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