Once upon a time, pimentos, peanut butter, and watercress made the perfect sandwich. The consumption of sandwiches has never diminished even though people do change the ingredients. An Earl started all this sandwich crazy. The main is the 4th Earl of Sandwich. This is not to say that the act of having meat between bread slices was uncommon. The Passover celebrations in the first century involved people putting the lamb meat between the bread which was usually unleavened. The practice changes in the Middle Age with people adopting the open style sandwich. Thick stale bread was used as a base where vegetable and meat were piled. The Dutch ate their bread by piling other products like meat, fish and also butter on it. Sandwich is a town found along the southern coast of the UK. This literally translates to a town built on sandy soil. Literally, “wich” refers to a place, a vicinity or a dwelling. The 1st Earl of Sandwich was supposed to be the Earl of Portsmouth. That was changes to Sandwich because the town honored him. When he was given the title, he happened to be the commander of a small naval fleet operating off the coast near Sandwich. There is no other connection between this town the family the Earl came from.
The fame of sandwiches as a type of food is thanks to the 4th Earl of Sandwich. He was well known for his willingness to take bribes and his lack of morals. When he was the First Lord of Admiralty his reputation for corruption and incompetence were well known. This is the person who made the American Revolution what it was. He declined the option for British Navy soldiers to leave Europe’s waters for fear of the French. Many people came to know of how bad he was at the job this way and critics did not spare him. The 4th Earl of Sandwich belonged to the Hell Fire Club too. The club was made up of the elite people in British society and it was nothing more than people drinking, whoring and gambling. It was a cult that practiced Satanic worship. This Earl welcomes the anti-religious rituals and even the black masses. Given that he was the commander of the British Navy and with closely acquainted with the King, he was untouchable. One of the Hell Fire Club members, John Wilkes, was displeased with the black mass and satanic rituals. That is how a boon in a devil suit came to be. You can read more about this here.