czwartek, 27 marca 2014

Jersey, officially the Bailiwick of Jersey, is a British Crown dependency just off the coast of Normandy, France. The bailiwick consists of: Jersey, Les Dirouilles, Les Écréhous, Les Minquiers, Les Pierres de Lecq. Jersey is part of the ancient Duchy of Normandy, and is ruled by the Duke of Normandy - a title held by the reigning Monarch of the United Kingdom, though unrelated to those duties as king or queen of the UK.

Did you know that:
1. The Jersey Giant Cabbage grows up to 10ft tall.
2. Sir Walter Raleigh was the Governor of Jersey from 1600-1603.
3. Charles II was proclaimed King when in exile in Jersey when Charles I was executed in 1649.
4. In recognition of Jersey's help during his exile, Charles II gave land in the colonies to George Carteret of Jersey, which he named 'New Jersey'.
5. Jersey residents are called 'Crapauds' ('toads' in Jersey French) by other Channel Islanders as Jersey has toads and Guernsey doesn't.
6. The island of Jersey would fit 189 times into the area of New Jersey - or 95 times if the tide is out.
7. Men are banned from knitting in Jersey during the fishing season of August-September.

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