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Written by gixa on 3. Feb, 2016
Your web-site looks great , the article on witches looks very interesting , I've skimmed it a bit but will read it in more detail later


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Written by Sally on 4. Jul, 2010
Hi Molly,
You didn't give me an email address to reply so hopefully you will pick this up.

The poor would have 'broken their fast' by having a typical breakfast of bread, cheese (a hard cheese) and small ale. Their main meal would have been about midday and been pottage with bread; the pottage being a thick soup with home-grown vegetables in season, onions, leeks, carrots, skirrets, alexanders, peas and beans, possibly thickened with a grain such as barley, the only meat added would have been pork, and flavours were added with herbs such as parsley, sage and hyssop. Supper would again have been bread, cheese and small ale. They didn't have dessert as we would but did grow a variety of fruit trees such as apples, pears and medlars to eat, and would have collected and eaten nuts like hazel, cob and walnut.

I hope this is helpful but for more details please let me have an email address.
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Written by Molly on 3. Jul, 2010
Hi
I am doing a school project on Food through the Ages and I wonder if you could help me out with my example menu for the poor in the Tudor Period. Like the kind of desserts they ate because I am finding it very hard to find any decent examples on the internet. Your site was very helpful but didn't give me much help on what the poor ate. Thanks and good work on the website!
Molly


Written by Lisa on 22. Apr, 2010
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Written by simon on 21. Apr, 2010
On your witches debate this is (very briefly) my view...

Anthropologist Margaret Murray posited the theory that the witch-hunts were a response to an actually existing cult. This theory has been largely discredited in recent decades but not before it was employed in the launching of Wicca ('new age witchcraft'). This was largely the work of Gerald Gardner, a member of a Rosicrucian group called the Fellowship of Crotona who ran their own theatre in Christchurch. Overlapping with the group was a witches coven who met in the New Forest. Gardner was initiated into the coven (at a time when witchcraft was still illegal) and eventually with the repeal of the Witchcraft Act in 1951 organised the Wiccan religion openly. Critics have alleged that much of what passes as Wiccan ritual is actually borrowed from Freemasonry (Gardner was a Mason) and other esoteric groups. Doubt was cast on his story about the New Forest Coven (a ruse to give some 'tradition' to his new religion) but the high priestess of the coven, Dorathy Clutterbuck, has been proven to have been a real person who lived in the area at the time. I would recomment Philip Hestleton's book 'Wiccan Roots' for lots of detail on this (there is also a sequal which looks good but I haven't read yet).

As for the 'original witches', prior to Christianity there would have undoutedly been local folk religions, as there have been in every society, some legacies would have survived but I'm not sure whether this would have been to the extent that Murray claimed. I suspect that those persecuted as witches included many who were societal outsiders who then as now are always viewed as a threat to those who are ignorant and provide scapegoat material to those in power. There would also have been victims of grudges and vendettas; the mechanics of 'the witchhunt' leading to a snowballing of accusations would have facilitatd this.

Apologies for repeating any stuff that is already common knowledge here. I could go on and on about this because I find it so fascinating but I'll stop here, for now anyway.

simon


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Written by simon on 17. Apr, 2010
Hi Sally,

Not sure whether this is the best place to write but thanks for the photographs - they arrived this morning. Your web-site looks great, the article on witches looks very interesting, I've skimmed it a bit but will read it in more detail later. I may write again when I've viewed the rest of the site in more detail.

Really enjoyed last weekend. Thanks again

simon


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Written by stella on 21. Feb, 2010
Hello just wanted to say what a facinating website, came across you while trawling the net for information for an Elizabethan banquet I am organizing and wanted to find pictures of marchpane ( no mean feat)
anyway at the risk of sounding a bit strange just wanted to say you sound like an amazing lady and your story about the little boy and the shire horse made me cry. if you have any tips on marchpane and have the time to pass them on would be much appreciated.
Many thanks Stella


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Written by Peter on 14. Jan, 2010
Nice webpage I just came across here!, many good fine and fun things here :-) Keep on the good work.


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Written by Julia Wynne Thorpe on 18. Nov, 2009
Hi There,
I really enjoyed looking at your website. It's great to see the depth of knowledge you have gained by "doing" - the sheer detail shines out. Well done!
I run a day-long "Working Lives - The Tudors" at Temple Newsam Estate in Leeds, as Education Officer for Parks and Countryside at Leeds City Council. Like yours, it's all hands on. Hard work and fantastic fun!


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