North American readers of the British version of SARUM, and of some American printings, may be surprised by a reference to 'corn' being cultivated in England in early times. 'Corn', in the American sense of the term, is in Britain called 'maize', which came to Europe much later from the New World. But 'corn' in British usage means the same as 'grain' in North American usage - a generic term covering wheat, barley, oats etc - and that is what is intended in the British version of SARUM.




Did You Know?
October, derived from the Latin Octo, which means eight, was actually the eighth month of the year in the original Roman calendar of ten months. It wasn’t until the Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in the first century BC that January and February were added. The Julian calendar remained the predominant calendar in Europe through the sixteenth century, until it was amended to the Gregorian calendar we still use today.

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