Lesson 1/100: Sandwich (Kent)

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  1. Here we are in Sandwich, a real Medieval town in Kent (and not just a tasty lunch)!

  2. In fact, the sandwich was invented by the Earl of Sandwich at the gambling table.

  3. For convenience, he asked for meat to be put in between two slices of bread to save space.

  4. Visit The Butts, a Medieval archery practice field, or Gallows Field where prisoners were executed.

  5. In fact, it wasn’t just prisoners who were killed here; many women who were believed to be witches were drowned.

  6. Strand Street isn’t so grim. Here, you can see many wooden houses.

  7. There is an old church nearby called St Mary’s Church. It was destroyed many times by French invaders between 1217 and 1457.

  8. The Sandwich Weavers is a wonderful old building that used to be used as a workshop by Dutch refugees in the 16th century.

  9. St Peter’s Street sounds lovely, but many years ago it was called Jail Street. Many criminals were sent to prison here!

  10. The Quay is beautiful, but this is where the English armies and their kings embarked for the wars in France. 

  11. Like many other European towns and cities, Sandwich was walled in to stop violent raids.

  12. So, next time you eat a sandwich, think about this lovely little southern English town!


Lección 1/100: Sandwich (Kent)

  1. ¡Aquí estamos en Sandwich, una verdadera ciudad medieval localizada en Kent (y no es solo un delicioso almuerzo)!

  2. De hecho, el sándwich fue inventado por el conde de Sandwich en la mesa de juego.

  3. Por conveniencia, pidió que se pusiera carne entre dos rebanadas de pan para ahorrar espacio.

  4. Visité “The Butts”, un campo medieval de práctica de tiro con arco, o “Gallows Field” en donde se ejecutaban a los prisioneros.

  5. De hecho, no fueron solo los prisioneros los que fueron asesinados aquí; muchas mujeres a quienes se les creían brujas fueron también ahogadas.

  6. “Strand Street” no es tan sombrío. Aquí puedes ver muchas casas de madera.

  7. Cerca hay una antigua iglesia llamada “St Mary's Church”, la cual fue destruida muchas veces por invasores franceses entre 1217 y 1457.

  8. “The Sandwich Weavers” es un edificio antiguo maravilloso que solía ser utilizado como taller por refugiados holandeses en el siglo XVI.

  9. “St Peter's Street” suena encantador, pero hace muchos años se llamaba “Jail Street”. ¡Muchos criminales fueron enviados a prisión aquí!

  10. El muelle es hermoso, pero fue aquí donde los ejércitos ingleses y sus reyes se embarcaron hacia las guerras en Francia.

  11. Como muchos otros pueblos y ciudades europeas, “Sandwich” estaba amurallada para evitar incursiones violentas.

  12. Así que, la próxima vez que te comas un sándwich, ¡piensa en este pequeño y encantador pueblo del sur de Inglaterra!

Useful Links

There are a few great websites around where you can learn more about this great little town! Here are a few of our favourites:

Visit Sandwich has loads on local attractions and information about places to eat;

Open Sandwich has some cool free resources, such as a downloadable treasure hunt (which we did for preparation for this lesson);

Whitecliffs Country has more great info about the town that you can use.

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