Saint Thomas Becket introduced the fork to England. The English Court, that is. My history teacher told us this, in 1972, in a portable during reconstruction, point being the Court found it an affectation, undeserving of attention in a world where most things hung on the end of a knife. Should I google this, November 2015? I haven’t the heart. That the martyr introduced the fork into England is comprehensible enough, though I’m open to learned articles. Shakespeare talks of us as a “poor bare forked animal” and Frost says the fork in the road “has made all the difference”.