John Essex – any relation to David?

This just published by ‘Reviews in History’:

“Reviewer: John Walters [sic.] (University of Essex)
Food in Early Modern England: Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500-1760
Joan Thirsk
(London: Hambledon Continuum, 2007)

This book explores changes in English diet between 1500 and 1760,
uncovering the fads and fashions that made the experience of each
generation different, strongly challenging the conventional view that
the food of ordinary folk in the past was dull and monotonous. Joan
Thirsk’s work, *John Essex* argues, offers the best summary historians
have of changes in early modern England’s dietary regime.

Joan Thirsk, author of ‘Food in Early Modern England’, suggests that a
possible criticism of her work is her own failure to underline strongly
enough that various methods of handling food increased supplies between
1500 and 1760.

Please click on the link below to access the full text of the review:

http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/paper/walter.html

Please click on the link below to access the full text of the author’s
response:

http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/paper/walterresp.html

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  1. Maybe the addition of the s signifies elevation into the canon of lazy topical satire, like Tony Blairs or John Grey Majors.


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