The Tudors. We are going to learn more about the food eaten in Tudor times. The Poor. There were a great many poor people in Elizabethan England. One reason was because of bad harvests . Between 1594 and 1598 the harvest failed 5 times!
We are going to learn more about the food eaten in Tudor times.
Of course, the rich could afford to eat much more than the poor.
Eating was an important part of life at court. One feast of Henry VIII went on for seven hours!
Many dishes were for show rather than eating for example a ‘cockerice’ would be made by sewing the front half of a cockerel onto the back half of a baby pig before roasting. YUCK!
Spread the cards out onto the table.
Which of the foods and tools do you think would have been for the poor, the rich?