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.




 

 

 

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RHUBARB - During the three centuries before the nineteenth, China had become so cut off from Europe that senior mandarins were quite unsure where Britain was. They’d even been told that the western barbarians needed to import herbal rhubarb from China (a medicine), and that they would die if they couldn’t get it.




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