The farm team are back! Ruth Goodman, Peter Ginn and Alex Langlands (yes, he’s back) are, this time, showing us how the age of steam helped shape our country. Continue reading
The bizarre world of Tudor meal times: what they ate, when they ate and how they ate it Continue reading
Food historian Ivan Day makes an 18th Century wedding cake. Continue reading
New series. Four bakers leave their businesses behind to experience what their profession was like during the Victorian era, working from a rural bake house kitted out exactly as it would have been in the 1830s, while historians Alex Langlands and Annie Gray fill in the background story. In this edition the bakers must get to grips with centuries-old methods of bread making, and that means doing everything by hand.
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What wash days were like sixty years ago before there were such things as automatic washing machines. Read this first hand account of what it was like in a working class home in Britain on wash day. Continue reading