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See Bermuda History with the Old and New Worlds since 1500.It has been completely self-governing (except for defence, external affairs and internal security, which are reserved British-UK powers) for centuries, is the smallest of all the fourteen BOTs (see below) yet has by far the most evolved British Parliament in the world after Westminster in London.Even though Bermuda is a tiny (only 21 square miles it total land area) it has its own laws.In some respects only, they mirror those of the UK.Today, Boxing day has become a time of major sports events, much as Thanksgiving Day is in the United States.The most traditional sport on this day has traditionally been fox hunting, and a picture of a redcoat on horseback surrounded by white hounds poised to chase down a red fox is a veritable symbol of Boxing Day.
Only in external affairs and defence does the UK have a controlling interest.Following the passage of the Quebec Act in 1774, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Detroit, where he led the King's 8th Regiment.From Detroit, he directed the Indians during the American Revolutionary War.It is not tied to any laws of the European Union (EU). Many Americans visiting Bermuda assume, wrongly, that British-UK laws apply. Bermuda laws do and in significant ways are much more restrictive to non-nationals than any British, USA, Canadian, Caribbean, Australian, New Zealand and other democratic country laws.
Only in external affairs, some aspects of the judiciary, some areas of defence and some areas of the police is Bermuda subject to UK oversight.His great grandfather was Sir Frederick Hamilton, Baron Paisley and Governor of Ulster, a position which necessitated a change of residence from Scotland to Ireland for the family and resulted in Henry's birth a century later. He was commissioned into the 15th Regiment of Foot in the British Army.