Queen Victoria: a Culinary Icon?

with Annie Gray
18:50 - 19:50
£15 non-subscriber, £12 subscriber

We tend to have two images of Queen Victoria: the petite and slender youngster who came to the throne a month after her 18th birthday, and the black-clad 'widow of Windsor', almost as broad as she was tall. Annie's talk will look beyond the myths, showing us a woman who loved food, and ate an awful lot of it, but whose relationship with it was complicated. She will consider how she dined, what she ate and who cooked it, and give us a very new perspective on one of Britain's best-known monarchs.

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Annie Gray is a historian, cook, broadcaster and writer specialising in the history of food and dining in Britain from around 1600 to the present day. She presents history documentaries including Victorian Bakers, and appears on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet.

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