Cockney

The term Cockney does not, as is often thought, mean a person from London's East End, but someone born within the sound of the bells of St Mary le Bow in the Strand. Traditionally, many Cockneys lived in Southwark. The cockney family of Dogget, and an introduction to cockney rhyming slang, are to be found in LONDON: 'Gin Lane'.




 

 

 

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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