Silversleeves

A fictional family of Norman origin in LONDON. Edward Rutherfurd had intended to use the medieval name of Gildersleeves, believing it to be extinct; but discovering that there was a Gildersleeves family still in New York, he changed it to the invented Silversleeves.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The first leap year in the modern sense was in 1752 in Britain, with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar by Britain and her colonies. This was not the first time leap years had been used; the Julian calendar used before 1752 had a simpler system of leap years, and The Islamic calendar Al-Hijra also has an extra day added to the 12th month Zul Hijja on leap years.




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