Savoy

The Savoy, associated with Gilbert and Sullivan, remains one of London's most renowned hotels. But it began its life as the medieval palace of John of Gaunt. The story of the palace and the Peasants Revolt is told in the 'London Bridge' chapter of LONDON.




 

 

 

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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