The Politeness Of Princes
A TALK: The Politeness Of Princes.
Punctuality being the politeness of princes, Imogen Corrigan examines the reality of manners and etiquette in later the Medieval period. A far cry from the popular image of appalling table manners, Medieval dining was a minefield of dos and don’ts. A rich vein of artistic evidence also survives, bearing out what is written. The talk deals with the structure of formal banquets and the food eaten as well as how young gentlemen were trained and the everyday advice offered to women about hygiene and how to conduct themselves.