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13th-Century Food Fights Helped Fuel The Magna Carta

The medieval Baron's Hall at Penshurst Place, Kent. This is one of the properties that Anne of Cleves lived in after her marriage to Henry VIII ended.The original medieval house is one of the most complete examples of 14th-century domestic architecture in England surviving in its original location.


Three Ways Cooking Has Changed Over The Last 300 Years

from NPR's the salt, "Three Ways Cooking Has Changed over the last 300 years" (Classic chopping block and kitchen staff headed by the lady of the house.)

Blanche of Lancaster, Duchess of Lancaster (25 March 1345 – 12 September 1368) was the first wife of John of Gaunt (son of Edward III) and the mother of Henry IV (Bolingbroke), who took the crown from Richard II

Married to Joan Plantagenet - Llywelyn ap Iorwerth 1172-April 11 1240 (Llywelyn I, 'The Great'), who united and ruled Wales for forty years of fractious peace with England until his death in 1240. Probably born at Dolwyddelan in the Conwy Valley, ap Iorwerth was buried at Aberconwy Abbey.

Medieval-Courtiers - [Corruption at Court - Crisis and the theme of Luxuria in England and France, c. 1340-1422] Why was the behaviour of courtiers such a concern in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries? Historians often take contemporary remarks about the excesses of the court and the immorality of its members as simple observations of fact.