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John Thorpe

(c. 1565–c.1655). English land-and building-surveyor, who also appears to have designed (though rarely supervised) buildings. He produced a book of plans (preserved in Sir John ...

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The Oxford Companion to Beer

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2013
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Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
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...colored corn that made very good bread and “We made of the same in the country some mault, whereof was brued as good ale as was to be desired. So, likewise, by the help of hops, thereof may bee made as good beere.” Later, when a colony was established in Virginia, Capt George Thorpe wrote on December 29, 1620, of the difficulty of growing barley in the hot climate of the South. “And the greatest want they complayne of us a good drinke—wine being too dear, and barley chargeable, which though it should be there sowen, it were hard in that country, being so...

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