The British did not have a name for the color orange until the 1540’s because previous to that period, no one had ever seen anything orange before. Sugar was incredibly expensive before the 1500’s when slavery became abundant which drove the price of sugar down as slavery made the harvesting of sugar cane much more affordable. During the Tudor period sugar arrived to Europe in cone shaped blocks which would have to be cut and ground down using a pestle and mortar. Sugar was referred to as “white...
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