Re: [SCA Newcomers] Feast Gear - eating forks in England
- Quoth julian wilson:
> if the eating fork "wasn't introduced into England until 1608", why do the =Are these eating forks, or serving forks?
> inventories of Royal Posessions made following the deaths of Richard III, a=
> nd of Henry VII list forks amongst knives and spoons=C2=A0 amongst the eati=
> ng tableware?
vita sine literis mors est
- As far as I know nothing designates it as 'Yul'. This lady simply had her feast gear at the 'Yul' is what I heard her to say. For my T W O pence worth or were they ducats:(I promise you I know nothing of Irish money) I believe the Irish like the peoples in the Norse lands were slow to adopt the fork. The Irish seem despite their proximity to have been fairly cut off from the goings on in Europe and were slow in adopting anything European preferring to continue their Gaelic traditions in stead.