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Beggar My Neighbour

Here’s an excerpt from the book Great Expectations written by Charles Dickens, in 1860-61. In it Pip, a young blacksmith’s apprentice, is...

Fondant creams

In our session on sweets in history we talked about how they made sweets in medieval times. Few of the ingredients we use today were...

Medieval Manuscripts, Monks and Marginalia

In medieval times, before printing was invented, each book would be made by hand by monks. Only very wealthy people could afford books...