Tuesday, October 21, 2014

From Richard III to Rudyard Kipling

Longstanding readers will remember that Rudyard Kipling was named after Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire.

But where did the lake, in reality a canal reservoir, get its name?

It was named after - and this is our Trivial Fact of the Day - Ralph Rudyard, who is reputed to have slain Richard III at Bosworth.

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