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Normans / Medieval

The Norman Conquest saw a new system of government being introduced. Land was now "held" from the King by powerful barons, who controlled the lives of the serfs who worked on it. Great castles were built to subdue native revolts. The period saw the Crusades, the signing of Magna Carta, and the beginnings of Parliament. For 100 years or more, England was at war with France, and then the houses of York and Lancaster struggled for the throne of England. Meanwhile, social change was slowly occurring. Towns grew and powerful guilds developed. A rise in population was followed by the Black Death – a devastating plague which killed over a third of the population. In 1381, the Peasants' Revolt led to demands for reforms, heralding the beginning of the end of feudalism in England.

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Some recipes you might like to try...


Girdle Bread
Healthiness: (412 votes) Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (412 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (412 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (412 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (412 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (412 votes)

Gingerbread ( Gingered bread)
Healthiness: (319 votes) Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (319 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (319 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (319 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (319 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (319 votes)

Pumpes (Meat Balls)
Healthiness: (239 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (239 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (239 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (239 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (239 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (239 votes)

Ember Day Tarts
Healthiness: (93 votes) Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (93 votes)

Trout in Green Sauce
Healthiness: (125 votes) Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (125 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (125 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (125 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (125 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (125 votes)

Pottage - a vegetable soup
Healthiness: (1690 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (1690 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (1690 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (1690 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (1690 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (1690 votes)

Pokerounce
Healthiness: (141 votes) Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (141 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (141 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (141 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (141 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (141 votes)

Easy Cheese
Healthiness: (156 votes) Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (156 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (156 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (156 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (156 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (156 votes)

Medieval Shortcrust Pastry
Healthiness: (181 votes) Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (181 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (181 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (181 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (181 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (181 votes)

Cryspez, Medieval Pancakes
Healthiness: (354 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (354 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (354 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (354 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (354 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (354 votes)

Lamb or Mutton Stew
Healthiness: (553 votes) Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (553 votes)Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (553 votes)Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (553 votes)Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (553 votes)Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (553 votes)

Sweet Frumenty
Healthiness: (845 votes) Healthiness: 2.9 out of 5 (845 votes)Healthiness: 2.9 out of 5 (845 votes)Healthiness: 2.9 out of 5 (845 votes)Healthiness: 2.9 out of 5 (845 votes)Healthiness: 2.9 out of 5 (845 votes)

And one you might like to AVOID...

Plague Drink
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