Dartford Branch: Talk-The Politeness of Princes – Imogen Corrigen.
THIS IS A FACE TO FACE MEETING: DARTFORD BRANCH
IT IS NOT A ZOOM EVENT.
Talk-The Politeness of Princes – Imogen Corrigen. M.Phil FRSA
The reality of medieval etiquette and table manners.
Punctuality being the politeness of princes, this lecture examines the reality of manners and etiquette in later the Medieval period. A far cry from the popular image of appalling table manners, Medieval dining was a minefield of do’s and don’ts, many of which were recorded in courtesie books (Teach Yourself How To Be A Gentleman texts).
A rich vein of artistic evidence also survives, bearing out what is written. The lecture deals with the structure of formal banquets and the food eaten as well as how young gentlemen were trained and more everyday advice to women about hygiene and how to conduct themselves.
You can read more about Imogen here: http://www.medieval-lecture.com
The meeting will be led by Janet Rose.
|Event Date||04-12-2021 9:45 am|
Venue Information - Dartford Branch
Dartford Science and Technology College Heath Lane Dartford Kent DA1 2LY
There is a large free car park at the College but it is shared with other users and can be busy at times.