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!

Lezione 1/100: Sandwich (Kent)


  1. Eccoci a Sandwich, una vera cittadina medievale nel Kent (non è solo un gustoso pranzo)!

  2. In effetti, il “sandwich” è stato inventato dal conte di Sandwich al tavolo da gioco.

  3. Per comodità, il conte ha chiesto di mettere la carne tra due fette di pane per risparmiare spazio.

  4. Visita The Butts, un campo di pratica del tiro con l'arco medievale, o il Gallows Field dove venivano giustiziati i prigionieri.

  5. In effetti, non furono solo i prigionieri ad essere uccisi qui; molte donne che si credeva fossero streghe furono annegate.

  6. Strand Street non è così triste. Qui puoi vedere molte case di legno.

  7. C'è una vecchia chiesa nelle vicinanze chiamata Chiesa di Santa Maria. Fu distrutta molte volte dagli invasori francesi tra il 1217 e il 1457.

  8. Il Sandwich Weavers è un meraviglioso edificio antico che veniva utilizzato come laboratorio dai rifugiati olandesi nel XVI secolo.

  9. St Peter’s Street sembra molto bella, ma molti anni fa si chiamava Jail Street. Molti criminali sono stati mandati in prigione qui!

  10. Il molo è bellissimo, ma è qui che gli eserciti inglesi ed loro re si imbarcarono per le guerre in Francia.

  11. Come molte altre città europee, Sandwich è stata murata per evitare violente incursioni.

  12. La prossima volta che mangiate in sandwich, quindi, pensate a questa graziosa cittadina del sud dell'Inghilterra!

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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