Highclere is used as the location for exterior and many interior shots of the fictitious Grantham residence called Downton Abbey. The exterior of Highclere is very reminiscent of the Houses of Parliament building in London. ADMS There are commonly four ranks of admiral in a navy. Risotto relative PILAF “Pilaf” is a Persian word, and we use it to describe rice that is browned in oil and then cooked in a seasoned broth.
One of my favorite CDs is a collection of some “lighter” Debussy pieces called “Debussy for Daydreaming”, and what an evocative collection it is.
That similarity exists because the house was largely rebuilt from 1839 to 1842 by architect Sir Charles Barry soon after he finished work on the refurbished Houses of Parliament. Risotto is an Italian rice dish that is usually served as a first course in Italy, but as a main course here in North America. South American cowboy LLANERO A llanero is a herdsman from Venezuela or Colombia. Animal that may swim on its back OTTER The fur of the sea otter is exceptionally thick.
“Llanero” comes from “Llanos”, the South American grasslands. It is in fact the densest fur in the whole animal kingdom. ___-soul (style of Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill) NEO Erykah Badu is the stage name of Erica Wright, an American “neo-soul” singer.
Cromwell basically had the same powers as a monarch, but he had no crown.
Known by many as “Old Ironsides”, Cromwell fought in the English Civil War on the side of the Roundheads (the Parliamentarians) against the Cavaliers (the Royalists).