Posted by Jason Diamond

Did you not know about The Dreadnought hoax of 7 February 1910, perpetrated by a bearded Virginia Woolf and her Bloomsbury pals?  Well, now we all do.

A previously unknown letter has surfaced, detailing the “shriekingly funny” Dreadnought hoax of 7 February 1910, when members of the Bloomsbury group of writers and artists donned beards and costumes to disguise themselves as Abyssinian princes and gained access to the pride of the British naval fleet.

Via The Guardian.

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