Rufus

Rufus - the red-head - was the son of William the Conqueror. The story of his mysterious death in the New Forest in the year 1099 is told in 'The Hunt' chapter of THE FOREST. The place today is marked by the Rufus Stone - or is it? This mystery, also, forms part of the tale of THE FOREST.




 

 

 

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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