How the Sandwich Came to Be.
There was a time when people were all about a sandwich made of watercress, pimentos and peanut butter. The consumption of sandwiches has never diminished even though people do change the ingredients. When you think about a sandwich, you ought to acknowledge the contributions made by the first person in making it and he was also an Earl. He was the 4th Earl of Sandwich. However, people were having their meet in their bread longer before them. People who were living in the 1st century celebrated Passover by eating unleavened bread and lamb and the meat would be put between the bread by some. In the Middle Age, open style sandwiches were introduced. Thick stale bread was used as a base where vegetable and meat were piled. The Dutch people then adopted a style where they would add layers of fish, butter, and meat on the bread. Sandwich is a town found along the southern coast of the UK. The name means a town located on sandy soil. “Wich” means a vicinity, a place or dwelling. It happened that the 1st Earl of Sandwich was actually meant to become the Earl of Portsmouth. The title change was supposed to be in a honor of the Earl by the town. When he was given the title, he happened to be the commander of a small naval fleet operating off the coast near Sandwich. There is no other connection between this town the family the Earl came from.
However, it was the 4th Earl of Sandwich. This Earl has loose morals and taking bribe was the norm in his operations. He went ahead to become the First Lord of Admiralty and people all over the land knew about his incompetence and corruption. The shortcomings of the Americal Revolution were because of him. He declined the option for British Navy soldiers to leave Europe’s waters for fear of the French. This mistake was major and his shortcomings as a commander were highly criticized. He was a known member of the Hell Fire Club. The club included members from the elite class in Britain who came together for whoring, gambling and drink. There were major elements of Satanic worship in the club as well. The 4th Earl of Sandwich was happy to embrace black masses and anti-religious rituals. He was guaranteed protection because of his close relationship with the King and also the Navy control. John Wilkes was a club member who was not too happy with the satanic ceremonies held. His displeasure saw him dress one baboon in a devil suit and bring it to the event. You can discover more about the birth of the sandwich here.
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