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66-The Great Eater of Kent

66-The Great Eater of Kent

Have you ever eaten so much food you thought you would explode? Learn about Nicholas Wood, The Great Eater of Kent, in this latest episode of Rude Tudors, hosted by literary historian Liz Rodriguez and nerdy laywoman Nicole Keating. Nicholas Wood is the comical character invented by John Taylor, water taximan by day, poet by night. Wood swallowed ducks whole and gobbled up rats unlucky enough to enter his home. And yet his favorite foods were the best puddings from across England. What else did Taylor invent about this larger-than-life character? Find out the answers to... Who was John Taylor, the Water Poet? Why write a text about a fictional glutton? What do foods have to say about national identity? Join this irreverent jaunt through Renaissance England, the period of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Shakespeare. Get in touch with questions & reactions: 872-302-RUDE RudeTudors.com Facebook Twitter

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