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Setting the Scene before 1500

Joan Thirsk

Joan Thirsk was the UK’s leading historian of agriculture. She was the author of Alternative Agriculture: A History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food in Early Modern England : Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500–1760

Hambledon Continuum, 2014

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... of it had faded, and when Prussian visitors arrived to study English farming in 1765, they were told that English farmers never milked their ewes. Thirsk (1997), p. 9. Thirsk (1997), p. 9.Another...

Conclusion

Joan Thirsk

Joan Thirsk was the UK’s leading historian of agriculture. She was the author of Alternative Agriculture: A History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food in Early Modern England : Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500–1760

Hambledon Continuum, 2014

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...Food history is a slippery subject that resists the historian’s urge to generalize. All people eat food, but they make their own individual choices. So how often do we read these days about a major change that is alleged to have taken place...

The Food Scene Captured in Print, 1500–50

Joan Thirsk

Joan Thirsk was the UK’s leading historian of agriculture. She was the author of Alternative Agriculture: A History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food in Early Modern England : Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500–1760

Hambledon Continuum, 2014

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... much earlier among physicians, frowning on this example of overeating by their sovereign. Hales (1543), n.p.; Thirsk (1997), pp. 31–2; Nicolas (1827), pp. 8, 10, 11, 218, 220, 224, 232 and passim....

On the Edge of the Next Food World, 1700–60

Joan Thirsk

Joan Thirsk was the UK’s leading historian of agriculture. She was the author of Alternative Agriculture: A History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food in Early Modern England : Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500–1760

Hambledon Continuum, 2014

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... because we cannot measure it exactly. By the mid-seventeenth century the eating of early garden peas had become a compulsive fashion, judging by the lady who carried some early peas from the suburbs of London to Joan Cromwell in Whitehall...

A Closer Look at Some Foods

Joan Thirsk

Joan Thirsk was the UK’s leading historian of agriculture. She was the author of Alternative Agriculture: A History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food in Early Modern England : Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500–1760

Hambledon Continuum, 2014

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... wonder what marrow looked like, for it has totally disappeared from our ken nowadays. It is a light, digestible fat that was eaten in both savoury and sweet dishes. It was often served on toast with honey or treacle, and Joan Cromwell...

Regional and Social Patterns of Diet

Joan Thirsk

Joan Thirsk was the UK’s leading historian of agriculture. She was the author of Alternative Agriculture: A History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food in Early Modern England : Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500–1760

Hambledon Continuum, 2014

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... (1961), p. 83; Best (1986), p. 8; Bamborough (1959), p. 45; Malpica Cuello (2001), pp. 151–68; Thirsk (1992), p. 24. Ernle (1961), p. 83; Best (1986), p. 8; Bamborough (1959), p. 45; Malpica Cuello (2001), pp. 151–68;...

Science and the Search for Food, 1600–40

Joan Thirsk

Joan Thirsk was the UK’s leading historian of agriculture. She was the author of Alternative Agriculture: A History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food in Early Modern England : Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500–1760

Hambledon Continuum, 2014

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... Thirsk (1978), p. 88; Hoskins (1964), pp. 37, 38; AHEW, IV, 621. But how did cereal scarcities affect people from day to day in different classes and different regions? Because the government took more trouble at this time...

The Widening World of Food, 1550–1600

Joan Thirsk

Joan Thirsk was the UK’s leading historian of agriculture. She was the author of Alternative Agriculture: A History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food in Early Modern England : Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500–1760

Hambledon Continuum, 2014

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... If this was a widely held assumption, it must have made a difference to the choice of herbs used in the kitchen. Buttes (1599), f. 38r; Thirsk (1997), p. 54; Vaughan (1617), p. 92; Parkinson (1656), p. 468; Moufet (1746), p. 190....

War and a Renewed Search for Food, 1640–60

Joan Thirsk

Joan Thirsk was the UK’s leading historian of agriculture. She was the author of Alternative Agriculture: A History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food in Early Modern England : Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500–1760

Hambledon Continuum, 2014

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... and relatively quickly – by 1700 – it had become a successful commercial export from Bristol to London. Harvey (1972), passim; Coles (1657), p. 33; Thirsk (1997), p. 60; AHEW,V, ii, 1985, 303. Our...

Food in a Quickening Commercial World, 1660–1700

Joan Thirsk

Joan Thirsk was the UK’s leading historian of agriculture. She was the author of Alternative Agriculture: A History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food in Early Modern England : Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500–1760

Hambledon Continuum, 2014

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... Gordon (1871), passim; Thirsk (1997), pp. 200–1; Thomas (1984), pp. 291–2; Spencer (1993), 206–9. Tryon’s recipes have been reprinted by Anne O’Connell, including his ‘Bill of Fare of Seventy-Five Noble Dishes’, in PPC, 74,...