A BRIEF PAGE OF LOCAL HISTORY
The chateau of Audrieu, as you see it today, dates from the beginning of the 18th century, but its history goes back in fact to the time of William the Conqueror.
According to legend, the Lord of Percy, first ruler of these lands, was in fact the personal chef of the Conqueror.
(Birth and tradition call upon us to be worthy, nine centuries later, of these royal origins)
At Hastings, it is said, he felled a few Saxons with a colender spoon (chinois or conical strainers were apparently unknown at the time) and for this signal feat of arms, he was dubbed a baron.
Our search has not enabled us to discover whether once a baron, William the Conqueror sent him back to his pots and pans, or gave him distinctly less worthy tasks like skewering Saxons, or pouring pitch on the Bretons...
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