Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Badminton, the seat of the Duke of Beaufort, near Yate, in Gloucestershire, has given its name to a kind of claret cup, and to a game resembling lawn tennis and a year or two earlier in its origin, in which a shuttlecock is used instead of a ball.

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.”
Romans 12:1