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Surnames were either the job that you did or the land you owned. William of Wessington became William Washington.
A big table was called a board in Tudor times. Some terms we use today come from that name: Chairman of the board. Board games. Rough with smooth. Bed and board.
The term threshold comes from the practice of putting threshes on floors. The threshold kept the threshes inside the room and not spilling into the ...
... were found among melted gold in the wreckage of a car close to the manor. Many of these boxes were encrusted with diamonds and some of them belonged to Marie Antoinette and Madame de Pompadour.
Waddesdon Manor was used in the films The Queen, Downton Abbey, The Tenth Kingdom, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, and Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows.
The Rothschilds were and continue to be great collectors and it shows in the house. ...
... distance of 1 mile so they are very close together. They are downstream and single so easy to operate. We managed the first 6 in an hour and the next 6 in 50 minutes. The last 5 took forever. The last few miles before Northampton the canal is very weedy and the banks both sides are thick with reeds. Twice we picked up weeds around the prop and had to stop and get rid of them and the third time the prop was fouled by ...
... bushes and not being particularly tolerant of people.
These must have found a particularly good source of food, though, because there were plenty of them on the ground in the park in areas where there were also lots of people and dogs. The light was excellent because the trees were still bare and with the help of some tree trunks for cover Julie was able to get very close without disturbing them. It was then that she found out that there was no memory ...
... and the rainforests on these mountain slopes are home to several families of
Highland Mountain Gorillas. Getting up close to these amazing creatures is a truly a once in a lifetime experience and one of
the highlights of the trip. We will visit the gorillas in either Uganda or Rwanda. It is estimated that only around 500 to 600 of
these gentle giants remain. This mountainous area on the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and Zaire (now renamed Democratic
Republic of Congo) ...