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?
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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