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Literary Event, Mon 13 Nov 2017




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Mon 13 Nov Annie Gray: The Greedy Queen


What does it mean to eat like a Queen? Elizabeth gorged on sugar, Mary on chocolate, and Ann was known as Brandy Nan. Victoria ate all of this and more. This evening Annie Gray offers a new perspective on one of Britain’s most iconic monarchs, celebrating her appetite, both for food and, indeed, for life.

Born in 1819, Victoria came ‘as plump as a partridge’. In her early years she lived on milk and bread under the Kensington system; in her old age she suffered constant indigestion yet continued to over-eat. Intimate breakfasts and romping tea-parties, Queen Victoria was head of state during a revolution in how we ate – from the highest tables to the most humble. With original new research, Gray considers Britain’s most iconic monarch from a new perspective, telling the story of British food along the way.

Annie Gray is an historian, cook, broadcaster and writer specialising in the history of food and dining in Britain from around 1600. She is the resident food historian on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet and presents BBC Two’s Victorian Bakers.

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Mon 13 Nov 2017 19:00


£16 / £13.50 (ticket price includes a drink blended especially for this event)



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