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?
Keeping Curry on Hand. Queen Victoria loathed spicy food, but as Empress of India, she insisted that curry be available at all times in the event that a “visiting oriental” ever showed up unannounced at the palace doors. The food itself, of course, was probably not something to be desired by any visitor. It consisted of previously cooked food doused in curry powder.




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