'A Feast. Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, late 11th century', (1944). Creator: Unknown
'A Feast. Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, late 11th century', (1944). Scene from the embroidery depicting the Norman Invasion of England in 1066. King William I sits down to a banquet with his nobles and Bishop Odo says grace. On the left men hold chickens on skewers and drink from horns. A servant spills a jug of water. From "The English At Table", by John Hampson. [William Collins, London, 1944]
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'The Charming Brute, (A satire on Handel)', 1754. Artist: Unknown
'The Charming Brute, (A satire on Handel)', 1754. The German composer Handel, here depicted as a pig, had a huge appetite. Here he is at his organ, sitting on a barrel of ale, surrounded by poultry, bottles, fish and oysters. Illustration from Social Caricature in the Eighteenth Century ... With over two hundred illustrations by George Paston [pseudonym of Emily Morse Symonds], (London, 1905).
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