Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wake up and live like William Penn? Spend a week eating and dressing like the Penn family, sleeping in the House at Pennsbury Manor?
Well I can’t really help you there. BUT apparently there are two hilarious, adventurous Britons who came very close to that dream! I have recently discovered a very funny show called “The Supersizers,” hosted by restaurant critic Giles Coren and broadcaster Sue Perkins who spend a week dressing, eating, and living in different times throughout British History. Not only is it absolutely hysterical to watch, but it offers a fascinating look at the food and lifestyle of the time!
One of the episodes looks at Restoration England, a slightly earlier time period (1660s) than what we interpret at Pennsbury (1683-1701). But it’s still full of really fascinating insights (note the part where they discuss the rising popularity of vegetables!). Enjoy!
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