Skip to 0 minutes and 12 secondsHello, and welcome back. Last week, we looked at feasting and dining at Hampton Court Palace. And at the end of last week, we invited you to create your own Tudor dish and share your experience with other learners. How did it turn out? We hope you're looking forward to more hands-on experiments and cookery challenges from the comfort of your own kitchen, because this week, we're looking at Elizabeth I, and we're going to the Tower of London.

Skip to 0 minutes and 44 secondsElizabeth I came to the throne in 1558, and she ruled until 1603. She was Gloriana, and the Tower, for her, was both a great palace and a terrifying prison. It was a symbol of power. It helped her rule her expanding empire, because she put anyone here who didn't agree with her. But it was also a terrifying place. She herself had been imprisoned here as a princess, just 21, by her half-sister Mary I. So what was it like to be here as a prisoner? What did you eat in this palace, this prison? One of these prisoners we're going to really look at this week is Sir Walter Ralegh, and he used to sit just here.

Skip to 1 minute and 27 secondsWe're delighted to be joined by Heston Blumenthal, superstar chef and historic gastronomy expert. Heston's going to be looking into Sir Walter Ralegh's Great Cordial, a strange concoction of over 40 ingredients. Join Heston in making your own version at home and saying to yourself after drinking it, do I feel any better at all? So let's get started.

Welcome to Week 2

Welcome back! We’re delighted Week 1 has left you with an appetite for more. We hope you enjoyed exploring Tudor feasting from the Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

This week we explore the eating and dining habits of Elizabeth I and prisoners at the iconic Tower of London. In this video Kate will give a bird’s-eye view of what’s in store, which includes a celebrity guest chef.

Throughout this week you might notice the spelling of Sir Walter Ralegh’s name. This is the set spelling at Historic Royal Palaces, as it is thought that Ralegh himself spelt his name in this way.

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A History of Royal Food and Feasting

University of Reading