Dick Whittington

The legendary Lord Mayor of medieval London did exist, and was probably not a poor apprentice (with a black cat) at all, but the son of a rich West of England squire. He is made a supporting character in LONDON's 'London Bridge'.




 

 

 

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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