Tag Archives: Henry VIII

The Forme of Cury: A Medieval Cookbook

The Revd Samuel Pegge (1709–96) was one of those pluralistic and partly non-residential clergymen which the reformist wing of the Church of England was so ready to deplore. From Chesterfield in Derbyshire, he was a student and later fellow of … Continue reading

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How To Be A Diplomat

If legend is to be believed, the Giustinian family seem to have been dogged by fate, history or even evolutionary biology. Claiming descent from the Roman emperor Justinian II (murdered by his own troops in 711 CE), they were first … Continue reading

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Now Is The Month of Maying . . .

Sadly, it isn’t: it is in fact Michaelmas, the traditional beginning of autumn (in the northern hemisphere at any rate – it wouldn’t do to be parochial: though I must just moan that I went into the supermarket in daylight … Continue reading

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