In this week's Claire Chats video I follow on from my videos about food by talking about Tudor dining, table manners and etiquette, or, as the Tudors called it, "courtesy".
In my video, I mention Wynkyn de Worde's 16th-century books on carving and courtesy and you can read these online on the Project Gutenberg website - http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24790/24790-h/keruyng.html. The Book of Carving starts on p147 and the Book of Courtesy on p175. I would also recommend "The Babees Book or a ‘lytyl reporte’ of how young people should behave", which is also found at that link.
Another very interesting video Claire, I really look forward to watching them
Loved this. So nice to get a picture of reality vs. what we imagine from movies and television — trenchers vs. golden plates and silver flatware! Claire chats are my favorite respite from the 21st Century world. Love your fresh new hair style too.
Thank you! I love doing the Claire Chats videos and I don’t get quite so nervous now.