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.

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Isaiah 40:31