As actual as Wikipedia and as entire as Reader's Digest, this certain consultant tells you every thing you by no means knew you would not ever want to know concerning the historical past and population of Britain's such a lot fashionable cities and towns. The clever reader will waste no time in including it to their assortment. From Bristol in 1497—when John Cabot trigger to discover a brand new path to the Spice Islands by means of crusing north-west and in its place chanced on an odd, opposed international he named "Newfoundland," till the natives defined that they really known as it "Swansea"—to Nottingham, which used to be initially known as "Snottingham" or "home of Snotts," to the 1st cost in Brighton by way of the Druids, this consultant is as hilarious because it is informative and a needs to learn for any gourmand of British culture.
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