The King's Dinner. c.1780-1830

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This collaborative project (UCL, Leeds Beckett, Essex) combines digital humanities methods with social, cultural, and medical historical methods to create the first large scale historical analysis of food and culture in Britain between 1780 and 1830. We have forensically examined 40,000 dishes recorded in household kitchen ledgers (National Archives, Royal Collection) and served to the families and extended multinational and multicultural households of Kings George III and IV. By measuring and mapping dietary influences at a crucial point in developing understandings of nation and state, this work has far-reaching implications for our understandings of ‘Britishness’ both historically, and more broadly
Effective start/end date1/01/201/01/25

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