Zag arabic dating
Edward Prince of Wales (son of Edward IV) probably dined at 11.00 a.m...supped at 5.00 p.m.... Digestion, it was thought, is fortified by movement and the heat of the sun...authors, armed with a purified Galen and other Greek authors, promoted the larger "coena," or supper, at around six in the evening.
If you are studying the meal times of a specific place/people/period please let us know.These meals consisted of breakfast at a very early hour to allow for dinner at about 9 a.m., or not later than 10.00 a.m., and supper probably before it got dark, perhas at 3.00 p.m. The times and number of meals were originally derived from the hours of devotions of the Church.Monks ate the main meal of their day after the celebration of nones, which was nine hours after daybreak.A single meal ad noman between Nones and Vespers was the rule for the winter period from September 14 to Lent; in Lent and on Quarter Tense days the one meal was ad vesperam (after Vespers).So it appears there was a main, midday meal, though this might be put back to mid-afternoon, or later, for which the term was ge-reordung or non-mete.When meals were taken, or even how many meals a day there were, varied according to the calendar, social class, and personal preference.
The novice of the Colloquy seems to eat first soon after midday...
Supper now means a light evening meal that replaces dinner; such a meal is especially popular if people have eaten a heavy lunch..." ---The Rituals of Dinner, Margaret Visser [Penguid: New York] 1991 (p.
159-160) Anglo-Saxon period "Taking meals at regular times was seen a good thing in moral terms: every mouth needs food; meals shall take place at their proper time'...
A number of individuals, usually for religious reasons, chose to have only one meal a day.
There may have been others whose meals were similarly limited from lack of resources, but we do not hear of them." ---A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Food: Processing and Consumption, Ann Hagen [Anglo Saxon Books:1992] (p.
Sir William Harrison thought that in previous times (not specified) there had been four meals eaten a day, that is breakfast, dinner, nuntions (or 'nuncheons', taken about noon) and late supper.