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Started by Shadrack22 on Aug 21, 2019 3:50:24 PM
Attending a Medieval Banquet

Have you ever been to one of these events? Does the idea hold any appeal?

E.g.

The night is filled with bawdy fun, food and wine, colour and music. Miss it at your peril!!

https://www.coombeabbey.com/mediaeval-banquets/

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widenation - 21 Aug 2019 15:50:56 (#1 of 95)

Spit roasts?

pranzingfrogg - 21 Aug 2019 15:51:27 (#2 of 95)

Yes. It was a work do, unfortunately, so fairly dull.

EDIT: That was in answer to the thread question

FrankieTeardrop - 21 Aug 2019 15:52:23 (#3 of 95)

"Have you ever been to one of these events?"

Not since 1329

cozzer - 21 Aug 2019 15:53:29 (#4 of 95)

Wasn't there a thread about these before?

Tadagee - 21 Aug 2019 15:53:39 (#5 of 95)

Mid 16th century is pushing it for 'Medieval' shirley?

FrankieTeardrop - 21 Aug 2019 15:54:15 (#6 of 95)

Yes, it is an Early Modern banquet

TheExcession - 21 Aug 2019 16:00:58 (#7 of 95)

Do you get to burn any of your colleagues alive for heresy?

Shadrack22 - 21 Aug 2019 16:01:31 (#8 of 95)

Did you have to dress in medieval garb pranzingfrogg?

Tenesmus - 21 Aug 2019 16:02:30 (#9 of 95)

According to something I heard on the wireless the other day there should be no forks.

solomongursky - 21 Aug 2019 16:03:27 (#10 of 95)

I was looking for a Medieval Banquet assistant online but all I got was page not found.

Tenesmus - 21 Aug 2019 16:04:57 (#11 of 95)

That's jester joke.

Delighted_User - 21 Aug 2019 16:05:30 (#12 of 95)

"According to something I heard on the wireless the other day there should be no forks."

Or electricity, or much in he way of plumbing...

Tadagee - 21 Aug 2019 16:06:17 (#13 of 95)

If the second banquet is set in the 1590s forks might have been starting to appear in England.

TheExcession - 21 Aug 2019 16:09:49 (#14 of 95)

Describing a banquet set in the sixteenth century as medieval irks me about as much as those 'Renaissance Fairs' that they're fond of in the States where everyone dresses in medieval garb.

It's about as accurate as having a 1940s weekend where everyone turns up dressed in powdered wigs.

Bonusy - 21 Aug 2019 16:10:32 (#15 of 95)

Have you ever been to one of these events?

Yes, at there. Team event when I was working at BT about 20 years ago. It was OK, but not how I'd have chosen to spend an evening really. Not enough food or drink, the banquet side didn't live up to the billing

tasselhoff - 21 Aug 2019 16:12:20 (#16 of 95)

Disco until: 12:30am

Huh?

Bonusy - 21 Aug 2019 16:14:03 (#17 of 95)

Half past midnight, tass

Tenesmus - 21 Aug 2019 16:16:17 (#18 of 95)

What's a disco, dad?

Delighted_User - 21 Aug 2019 16:17:23 (#19 of 95)

Philistine. It's obviously the Latin for "I learn" in this elevated context.

FrankieTeardrop - 21 Aug 2019 16:18:04 (#20 of 95)

Disco Dad is TRaney, isn't it?

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