The gap between lunch and supper was widening, so Anne started asking for tea and small cakes to be brought to her private quarters.
They play the choking game with some of their friends.
Hi Jon, Pete and I just want to say thanks for the incredible service that we have received though out the last couple of years.
It started with you and has traveled through to all the staff at The Hitch House, especially Bob, Steve, Paul, Heidi, Marilyn, Connor and Jamie.
It did take some time though to ween courtiers from enjoying ale at breakfast. The actual taking of tea in the afternoon developed into a new social event some time in the late 1830’s and early 1840’s.
It was Anne, Duchess of Bedford, one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting, who is credited for first “inventing” Afternoon Tea, but actually it had been a gradual evolution.