Eating and drinking in the Middle Ages

Course Dates: 30/01/21 - 31/01/21
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: Online
Tutors:

Archaeology, household accounts and recipe books from the 14th century allow us to visualise the medieval diet of men and women from all levels of society. We can read menus used at coronation banquets and view food illustrations in manuscripts. Recipes will be supplied for you to try out at home.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

Archaeology, household accounts and recipe books from the fourteenth century allow us to visualise the
medieval diet of men and women from all levels of society. We can read menus used at coronation banquets
and view food illustrations in manuscripts. Recipes will be supplied for you to try out at home.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- the medieval diet of men and women from all levels of society through archaeology, household accounts
and recipe books from the fourteenth century
- menus used at coronation banquets and view food illustrations in manuscripts
- recipes will be supplied for you to try out at home.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Identify what the medieval diet of men and women from all levels of society from the fourteenth century
- Identify what menus were used at coronation banquets
- recipes that you will be able to try out at home.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No prior knowledge is necessary but a good understanding of English is essential.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

There will be a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate key points and reading of contemporary extracts (in
translation). There will also be whole group discussion. You will be encouraged to share your thoughts and
ideas in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You need only bring note-taking materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other courses in British or European history.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Vanessa King Tutor Website

Vanessa King is a lecturer in Medieval and early Modern History at Regents University. She also teaches at Birbeck and Goldsmiths Colleges, University of London. Her expertise in medieval matters means she is frequently called upon to give public lectures and speak on BBC Radio. At City Lit Vanessa teaches London history and offers day schools on all aspects of medieval and early modern history. She also runs bridge courses at all levels. Vanessa's philosophy of teaching is to make history come alive through informative presentations with a good sense of humour. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys nothing better than talking history over a glass of red wine! For further information why not check out her website.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: HBH26

Sat-Sun, day, 30 Jan - 31 Jan '21

Duration: 2 sessions

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £47.00
Concession: £30.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? humanities@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2652

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