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David Long

Bizarre England

  • Марияцитує4 роки тому
    Who knew, for example, that Her Majesty the Queen uses her handbag to send coded messages to members of staff, or that she was once barred from an event at Windsor by a castle guard who mistook her for ‘some old dear’ who had lost her way?
  • Olga Subbotinaцитуєторік
    rope, courtesy of the Crusaders, they were grown only by monks for medicinal use and to make jam.
  • Olga Subbotinaцитуєторік
    Mink frequently kill more than they eat, and treat their supposedly secure pens like hotels
  • Kristina Pastschenkoцитує2 роки тому
    ‘I haven’t been down there myself but from what I gather the aliens are very advanced.’
    William Francis Brinsley Le Poer Trench, eighth Earl of Clancarty (1911–95)
  • Kristina Pastschenkoцитує2 роки тому
    That’s history. I say history because it happened in the past.’
  • Kristina Pastschenkoцитує2 роки тому
    Besides cricket the English invented a whole bunch of other sports, too – so many indeed that really the only surprise is that we rarely win at anything
  • Kristina Pastschenkoцитує2 роки тому
    Badminton: Originally known as ‘battledore and shuttlecock
  • Bibi Kosherovaцитує2 роки тому
    valuable natural preservative
  • Bibi Kosherovaцитує2 роки тому
    As he’d just finished ransacking various monasteries in an attempt to raise funds to fight his father this early demise may have been no bad thing.
  • Bibi Kosherovaцитує2 роки тому
    could ill afford
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