It sees Augustus indulge in ‘a secret souper or banket, havynge with hym sixe noble men his frendes and sixe noble women…[they] fared sumptuously and delicately the city of Rome at that tyme being vexed with skarcitie of grayne: he therefore was rente with curses and rebukes of the people’, fo.
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Around 1520, at the court of Henry VIII of England, a new meal type emerged.
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This article investigates the adoption of this dining practice in the wealthy country houses of early modern England and the reasons for its popularity in this specific context.
It draws on state papers, published works, and household accounts to establish the ways in which the banquet was utilized and understood by early modern elites.
This evidence makes it clear that a high-status person would have expected to be entertained with a sweet banquet at any important social occasion involving their peers.
An examination of the visual and material cultures associated with the banquet establishes that it was a highly effective means by which to express class status at a time of anxiety regarding social mobility.