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?
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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