Food & Drink

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

Supporting Documents

What is a Labourer?

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A Labourer is a person doing unskilled manual work for wages.

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A Labourer is a person doing unskilled manual work for wages.

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?

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The term 'Pot Luck' was used if you found meat in your pottage.

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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?

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Supper was usually eaten between 4-5pm.

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Supper was usually eaten between 4-5pm.

Close Up Of A Meat And Vegetable Stew

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

In Tudor times, what percentage of your earnings were you allowed to spend on your feast?

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Due to the Sumptuary Laws, you were only allowed to spend 10% of your earnings on your feast.

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Due to the Sumptuary Laws, you were only allowed to spend 10% of your earnings on your feast.

In Tudor times, were you allowed to fart at the table?

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Farting was not allowed at the table.

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Farting was not allowed at the table.

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

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The cutlery that would NOT have been used were forks.

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The cutlery that would NOT have been used were forks.

A salary is a fixed regular payment, made by an employer to an employee. The word came from the fact people would sometimes be payed in salt.

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

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

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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, for what reason would you turn the table board onto its smooth side?

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You would turn the board onto the smooth side if someone important was coming over.

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You would turn the board onto the smooth side if someone important was coming over.

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

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A King might have eaten off a plate made of gold.

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A King might have eaten off a plate made of gold.