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Thread #134161   Message #3049551
Posted By: Jack Campin
09-Dec-10 - 08:32 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Who was King Edward of 17th century?
Subject: RE: Origins: Who was King Edward of 17th century?
I think he means this:

http://www.lovepotatoes.co.uk/king-edward/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Edward_potato

The Wikipedia page says they were introduced in 1902 and named after King Edward I&VII.

I was once part of a group of musicians in a play about potato pickers in Midlothian. We formed a band afterwards. One name we considered using was "King Edward and the Pentland Squires".