Saint Thomas Becket

An account of the Norman family of the famous chancellor, archbishop and saint, and of his career, is given in three chapters of LONDON: 'The Tower', 'The Saint', and 'The Mayor'.




 

 

 

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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