Food & Drink

Learn about Food & Drink in Tudor times in this educational and interactive video.

Supporting Documents

Sumptuary Laws restricted extravagance in food, drink, dress, and household equipment.

If you were poor in Tudor times, you may have eaten pottage which was served in a trencher made of bread.

In Tudor times, when would the term 'Pot Luck' be used?

Correct

In Tudor times, the term 'Pot Luck' was used if you found meat in your pottage.

Wrong

In Tudor times, the term 'Pot Luck' was used if you found meat in your pottage.

In Tudor times, around what time would you expect supper to usually be eaten?

Correct

In Tudor times, supper was usually eaten between 4-5pm.

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In Tudor times, supper was usually eaten between 4-5pm.

Fasting involves abstaining from all or some kinds of food or drink.

In Tudor times, which of these types of cutlery would NOT have been used?

Correct

In Tudor times, the cutlery that would NOT have been used were forks.

Wrong

In Tudor times, the cutlery that would NOT have been used were forks.

A salary is a fixed regular payment, made by an employer to an employee.

In Tudor times, who would sit on the only chair at the table during a feast?

Correct

In Tudor times, The Lord of the Manor would sit on the only chair at the table during a feast.

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In Tudor times, The Lord of the Manor would sit on the only chair at the table during a feast.

The Tudors enjoyed playing a number of board games, such as Chess, a version of Backgammon called ‘Squares’, Fox and Geese and a version of Draughts.

In Tudor times, who might have eaten off a plate made of gold?

Correct

In Tudor times, A King might have eaten off a plate made of gold.

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In Tudor times, A King might have eaten off a plate made of gold.

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