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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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I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country - E M Forster
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Last execution by burning in Britain - 1789, Britain 1st linked to the continent by Telephone - 1891
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