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About This SiteLaura Angotti has been brewing for 25 years, focusing on mead and its history. Her current focus is finding, collecting, and disseminating historical information on old brewing practices. Her interest is the period before 1700, focusing on the 14th through 16th centuries.
Tag Archives: Research
Museum of London – 17th Century table I had a good trip to London. Final count 74 manuscripts reviewed, and over 130 recipes found in those manuscripts (the number will rise slightly as I process them and catalog the variants … Continue reading
London research is going well. Here is the cellar at Hampton court palace, a 16th century residence actually built by Cardinal Wolsey, but co-opted by Henry VIII. I visited last weekend, and also very much enjoyed looking at the palace … Continue reading
I spent last week in Syracuse, NY looking about 200 years in the past (ahh, modern history), helping the family genealogist (hi, Mom). While searching for a scrapbook mentioning my 3x great-grandfather, we found ledgers and other books containing household … Continue reading
I started this morning trying to reduce the number of references with a ‘need to review’ notation. Richard Hakluyt I started with two books by Richard Hakluyt (1553-1616), an English proponent of North American exploration and colonization, who also published … Continue reading