Bath

The Roman spa of Bath, revived as a fashionable resort in the eighteenth century, features briefly in SARUM, and at some length as the scene of a scandal involving Fanny Albion in THE FOREST. (See also Jane Austen).




 

 

 

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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