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.

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Romans 12:2