Portal:United Kingdom/Did you know/February 2010
- ... that during England's Peasants' Revolt in 1381, William d'Ufford, 2nd Earl of Suffolk (pictured) had to flee the rebels disguised as a groom?
- ... that according to tradition, the horn Malcolm MacLeod supposedly broke off from a raging bull, sometime during the 14th century, now exists as a drinking horn and heirloom of the chiefs of Clan MacLeod?
- ... that John Smith, a noted 18th century London housebreaker, managed to avoid execution three times, and was eventually transported to Virginia?
- ... that in 1894, after the Pall Mall Gazette mocked what became the Viking Society for Northern Research, a member wrote, "The fiercest warriors, even savages, drink tea and coffee nowadays"?
- ... that David Haig-Thomas who rowed for Great Britain at the 1932 Summer Olympics was an ornithologist, arctic explorer and commando officer who was killed in action on D-Day?
- ... that at age 19, Felix Barker became the youngest drama critic working on Fleet Street?