Wishlisted by Matt Mayer
Sports historians are clear that badminton gets its name from the Duke of Beaufort's Badminton House in Gloucestershire, England. Exactly WHY this is the case is rather more murky. An earlier game was known as Battledore and Shuttlecock, and weit’s possible a new variant was first played on the lawns on Badminton House. Weddings are often held here, and the estate also featured in the movies The Remains of the Day, 28 Days Later and Pearl Harbor.
Badminton, United Kingdom