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Food and Drink Event, Fri 12 Oct 2018

The Greedy Queen with Dr Annie Gray

The Greedy Queen with Dr Annie Gray


Bursting with original research, Annie Gray's first book considers Britain's most iconic monarch from a new perspective, telling the story of British food along the way. 

What does it mean to eat like a Queen? Elizabeth gorged on sugar; Mary on chocolate, and Ann was known as Brandy Nan. Victoria ate all of this and more. Annie Gray's first book gives a new perspective on one of Britain's most iconic monarchs, celebrating her appetite, both for food and, indeed, for life. 

Voracious and adventurous in her tastes, Queen Victoria was head of state during a revolution in how we ate - from the highest tables to the most humble. Bursting with original research, A Greedy Queen considers Britain's most iconic monarch from a new perspective, telling the story of British food along the way. 

Annie Gray is an historian, cook, broadcaster and writer specialising in the history of food and dining in Britain from around 1600 to the present day, conducting her research both in libraries and in kitchens. She has worked at Audley End amongst other historical kitchens, and gives lectures all over the country. She’s the resident food historian on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet and presents BBC Two’s Victorian Bakers. She lives in East Anglia. 

_Morley Arts Festival is delighted to welcome the return of Dr Annie Gray to hear her talk passionately about her first book, The Greedy Queen._

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Fri 12 Oct 2018 19:00 to 21:00


Tickets £12 and available to purchase online as well as from Morley Library - currently located within Morley Town Hall (cash only)


Morley Town Hall,
LS27 9DY,
LS27 9DY



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Map reference: SE 263277  Lat: 53.74576 Long: -1.60216

By Road: Leave the M621 motorway at junction1 and at the roundabout take the first exit towards the A6110 towards Dewsbury. Continue along the road for aover a mile and the the Ring Road Roundabout at Beeston take the third exit to A643. Continue on this road for two miles to arrive in Gildersome. Carry on this road until you see a turning for the B6127 into church street then after cary on the B2127 until you arrive at Wellington Street on your left.

By Public transport: Morley Town Hall can be accessed by train or by bus. Morley station is less than a mile away and buses numbers 46, 51, 55, 85, 87, 220 and 221 serve Morley.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Morley station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality