The Tudor Era: The Majority of Calories Derived From Bread and Beer During the Tudor Period, the Average Consumption Rate of Food and Ale During the Tudor Period, 25% of Crops Failing Annually, the Introduction of Malt into Beer, the Composition of Tudor Ale, the Origin Country of Beer, Monasteries Forging and Casting Their Own Church Bells, the Bell Manufacturing Process, the Advent of the Mechanical Clock, the Tudor Advent of Daylight Saving Time, the Method Clocks Used to Account for Daylight Saving Time, the Origin of the Phrase the “Rule of Thumb”, Apiculture Remaining Unchanged For Millenia Until the 19th Century, Goose Feathers Used to Separate Bees and Honey, the Annual Production Rate of a Beehive, Bread Consumption Indicating an Individuals Social Status, the Reason Bathing Was Feared During the Tudor Period, the Method Used to Clean Hair During the Tudor Period, the Method Used to Produce Mutton Similar to Modern Day Barbecue, Meat Consumption Leveraged as a Tool to Promote or Shun, the Significance of the Summer Solstice and Winter Equinox, the Etymology of “Bonfire”, and the Superstition of the Flaming Cartwheel

During the Tudor period 80% of the populations dietary caloric intake was grain based coming from just bread and beer. The average person ate 2 lbs of bread per day and drank 8 pints of ale per day. Because of not understanding the science behind agriculture, 25% of crops failed during this period. Beer was sweetened with malt when the knowledge that seeds hold their energy as starch during the winter and turn that starch to sugar in the spring which was harvested by Tudor farmers who would lay ...

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