Boanerges's Blog – January 2014 Archive (1)

Royal Mercy: A Pardon for Alan Turing

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Alan Turing

 

     Well, they finally did it.

     Only 59 years too late, the Queen, at the request of Britain's justice minister, used the Royal Prerogative of Mercy to pardon computer genius and Second War codebreaking hero Alan Turing for the "crime" of being gay.

     It has been said that Turing nearly single-handedly saved Britain from starvation by breaking the Enigma cipher used by the German navy to…

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