Sunday, October 06, 2013

Question from Luciana - Dining practices for upper class homes and children

I would like some help about about supper time for rich people living away from court (This is for the 1510s). Did children eat seperately? If so, where did they eat. What would the dining hall look like? If the father was at court,were the mother and children expected to to follow him or was it ok for them to stay away from court? Were there entertainers? Any other information would be greatly appreciated.This is for a story im writing about Anne Boleyn and her childhood home, Hever castle.

1 comment:

  1. I would recommend a book called "Food & Feast in Medieval England" by Peter Hammond. Despite the title, it does cover Henry VIII's reign too.


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