Meal Times in Medieval England

At what dime di people eat their meals in Medieval England?

Most people only had two meals a day – with no breakfast unless you were particularly rich or indulgent. A householder might grab some bread and cheese, but no more.

The main meal of the day was a dinner at late morning, perhaps about ten or eleven o’clock.

A second smaller meal was a supper in late afternoon – four or five o’clock.

As was to be the case throughout history, the nobility would often eat later in the day.

Source:

Mortimer, Ian, The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England (London, 2009), p167-168

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