Trollope pp 4-5 | Cite as

Three Wolves Trollope

  • Lord Malmesbury


11 October [1848] … Sidney Herbert1 told us a funny story about the origin of the name of Trollope. A son of Mrs Trollope, the authoress, who was with him at Harrow, first told it of his own accord, but used to be made to repeat it by sufficient punchings on the head, as follows: ‘Tallyhosier the Norman2 came over to England with William the Conqueror, and being out hunting one day with his Majesty in the New Forest, happened to kill three wolves, and “trois” being the French for “three”, “loup” for “wolves”, he was called, “troisloup”, which with many changes and corruptions during countless centuries became “Trollope” ’!3


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