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Thread #42119 Message #610938
Posted By: Rolfyboy6
16-Dec-01 - 09:33 AM
Thread Name: WHY 4 & 20 Blackbirds baked in a pie?
Subject: RE: WHY 4 & 20 Blackbirds baked in a pie?
Weren't the Franciscan order monasteries important in England at the time of Henry VIII's expropriation of church properties? And weren't Franciscan monks known as 'blackbirds?'