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?
The First Film. Though disputed by historians who claim that a functional Lumière camera did not exist before the end of 1894, the Lumière brothers, widely regarded as the inventors of cinema, claimed to have shot their first films in August, 1894. Seven months later, in March, 1895 in Paris, they presented what was probably the world’s first screening of a film in front of a large audience. Ironically, the main purpose of their presentation was to showcase exciting research on colour photography, but the brothers were surprised at how fixated the audience was with the moving black and white images also on display !

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