The Greedy Queen: Queen Victoria and her food

Join Dr Annie Gray, food historian on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet, as she discusses her latest book on Queen Victoria. Find out more about this iconic monarch, her life and times, through food and drink. An opportunity not to be missed!


Mon, 25 Sep 2017
18:15 to 19:45



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What does it mean to eat like a Queen? Elizabeth gorged on sugar; Mary on chocolate, and Anne was known as Brandy Nan. Victoria ate all of this and more. This lecture, which is based on Annie's new book, offers a new perspective on one of Britain's most iconic monarchs, charting her life and times through her food and drink. From intimate breakfasts with the King of France, to romping at tea-parties with her children, and from state balls to her last sip of milk, this is a celebration of appetite, both for food and, indeed, for life.



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Annie Gray

Food historian, writer, broadcaster and consultant.