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Did you know that the first tomatoes grown in the UK were raised in the conservatory of the great 16th century pile Burghley House near Stamford? Those early fruits would almost certainly not have been eaten as the British considered tomatoes to be poisonous until perhaps the 18th century. They do in fact contain minute and inconsequential amounts of a toxin called... Tomatine.

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Colin Dexter
John Haigh
Sir Malcolm Sargent

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All I can think of the Middle Ages is that everything must have chafed terribly - A A Gill
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Wesley Breaks from Church of England - 1784, Last British Soldiers leave India - 1948, Moorgate Tube Train Disaster - 1975, Selby Rail Crash - 2001
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