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?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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