Barnikel

The fine old English name of Barnikel, by legend, derives from a kindly Viking who told his men not to kill children. (Bairn-ni-kell) - although the name can also be found in Germany. Accounts of this legendary Viking and one of his descendants appear in SARUM. But the main story of a fictional family of this name occurs in LONDON, beginning with Hrothgar the Dane in 'The Conqueror'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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