[Sca-cooks] A short note about medieval meals & breakfast

Nancy Kiel nancy_kiel at hotmail.com
Wed May 13 11:06:18 PDT 2009

Could it also be referring to the canonical hour of nones?  I'm not sure exactly what time of day that is, though.

Nancy Kiel
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> From: edoard at medievalcookery.com
> To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 12:51:58 -0700
> Subject: [Sca-cooks] A short note about medieval meals & breakfast
> I just came across this reference:
> "Divers artificers and laborers reteyned to werke and serve, waste werke
> moch part of the day, and deserve not ther wagis; sum tyme in late
> comyng vnto ther werke, erly departing therefro, longe sitting at ther
> brekfast, at ther dyner, and nonemete, and long tyme of sleping at after
> none."  - Stat. 2 Hen. VII., cap. 22 / as appearing in Medii Aevi
> Kalendarium, Vol. 1., R.T. Hampson, 1841.
> Implying that in England, for at least some time between 1485 and 1509,
> it was common practice for workers to have three meals a day.
> - Doc
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