By Annie Gray
From Dr Annie grey, presenter of BBC2's Victorian Bakers and The Confectioners, coming summer season 2017
What does it suggest to consume like a queen? Elizabeth gorged on sugar, Mary on chocolate and Anne used to be often called 'Brandy Nan'. Victoria ate all of this and extra. The grasping Queen celebrates Victoria's urge for food, either for nutrients and, certainly, for life.
Born in may well 1819, Victoria got here 'as plump as a partridge'. In her early years she lived on milk and bread less than the Kensington method; in her previous age she suffered consistent indigestion but persevered to over-eat. From intimate breakfasts with the King of France, to romping at tea-parties along with her little ones, and from country balls to her final sip of milk, her lifestyles is tested via what she ate, while and with whom. within the royal loved ones, Victoria was once surrounded through ladies-in-waiting, secretaries, dressers and coachmen, yet less than stairs there has been one other class of servant: her chefs. extra basic and but thoroughly hidden, they're now exposed of their operating surroundings for the 1st time.
Voracious and adventurous in her tastes, Queen Victoria used to be head of country in the course of a revolution in how we ate - from the top tables to the main humble. Bursting with unique study, The grasping Queen considers Britain's so much iconic monarch from a brand new point of view, telling the tale of British nutrients alongside the way.
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The Greedy Queen: Eating with Victoria by Annie Gray