By the end of the Tudor era in Britain, with explorers returning from the New World with exotic edibles, Elizabethan banquets birthed what is now known as the turducken. It ranks among the weird foods and eating habits of earlier kings and queens. Photo: Shutterstock By the end of the Tudor era in Britain, with explorers returning from the New World with exotic edibles, Elizabethan banquets birthed what is now known as the turducken. It ranks among the weird foods and eating habits of earlier kings and queens. Photo: Shutterstock
By the end of the Tudor era in Britain, with explorers returning from the New World with exotic edibles, Elizabethan banquets birthed what is now known as the turducken. It ranks among the weird foods and eating habits of earlier kings and queens. Photo: Shutterstock

Weird foods and eating habits of British kings and queens – from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I and Victoria

Take your pick of royal favourites – from boar’s head and beaver’s tail, cockentrice and turducken to peacock as the star of a 14-course banquet

Topic |   Royalty
By the end of the Tudor era in Britain, with explorers returning from the New World with exotic edibles, Elizabethan banquets birthed what is now known as the turducken. It ranks among the weird foods and eating habits of earlier kings and queens. Photo: Shutterstock By the end of the Tudor era in Britain, with explorers returning from the New World with exotic edibles, Elizabethan banquets birthed what is now known as the turducken. It ranks among the weird foods and eating habits of earlier kings and queens. Photo: Shutterstock
By the end of the Tudor era in Britain, with explorers returning from the New World with exotic edibles, Elizabethan banquets birthed what is now known as the turducken. It ranks among the weird foods and eating habits of earlier kings and queens. Photo: Shutterstock
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