1066 The Saxon Times - Food, Drink and Agony Aunts

David Clarke

History Walks
South East
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: £75.00 + reasonable travel expenses
9th November 2019
1066 The Saxon Times | Food Drink And Agony Aunts

The Saxon Times allows for the free flow of imagination to express what life was like in 1066 for the ordinary man and woman. The newspaper format allows for advertisements and special editions such as Hailey’s Comet, Printing, The Food Section and Ask Brother Ealdred. This talk is an interesting and amusing take on 1066, drawn from available historical resources. THE FOOD SECTION From Duke William’s Feast on the night before the Battle of Hastings to food served throughout the year, The Saxon Times Food Section adds a little spice to 1066. Norman Frumente, Cruste Rolles, Mounchelet, Steyks of Venyson and Bef, and Quayle Roasted were all served at that October dinner to William and his noble friends – the ordinary men would cook whatever they could find! August’s recipe is to brew beer and although the monks of St Paul’s would brew the beer in great quantities, our recipe is suitable for your home brewer, the woman of the house The recipes in The Saxon Times are the result of research from a variety of sources. They are meant to be a representative menu of the food served to Duke William of Normandy. No cooking times, temperatures, weights or measures are given on purpose. ASK BROTHER EALDRED Just a bit of fun, as if the common peasant could write, but ‘Ask Brother Ealdred’ is a reflection on the advice on herbal and natural remedies in the ‘Lacnunga’, that collection of miscellaneous Anglo-Saxon medical texts and prayers - although it is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice or diagnosis provided by your doctor or other medical professionals.

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About David Clarke

Whether it is a school talk, club meeting or group event, if you would like to find out a little more about the background to 1066, 1066 Harold's Way and other History Walks, David is an experienced and anecdotal speaker who will bring the history, walks and talks to life.

Talks will be tailored to meet your needs and fees, dates and presentation details will be discussed on enquiry.

David lives in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex and walks, talks and writes about walking, local history and all things 1066.

He considers his membership of CAMRA, The Inn Sign Society, The Ramblers and the Long Distance Walkers Association to be a perfect match for walking and is the author and creator of 1066 Harold’s Way, a 100 mile long distance walk inspired by King Harold’s epic march to the Battle of Hastings, 1066.

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