however it probably is historically accurate. The name Wintringham, a smalltown in northern England, began as The Wintering Hame. Hame, later shortened to ham, meant home or town. The wintering had to do with the purpose of the home or village. According to a cousin, Georgia Wintringham, filtered thru my father, Arthur B. Wintringham, the Winteringhame was founded as a place for young women who became pregnant by the king or his court as a result of various parties, both private and public, to "winter" their pregnancies. The history of the Winteringhame, shortened to Wintringham, was of royalty and bastards. Dad jested that he thought that strangely appropriate. I know not of the veracity of this story....I know Georgia was an expert in research and served as a librarian in San Anselmo Theological Seminary in California.