This was eaten between 11 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. A lord
would usually have three courses but each course might have between four to
six courses in it! There would be meat and fish on offer with wine and ale.
It is likely that only small parts from each dish were eaten with the rest
meant to be thrown away - though the lord's kitchen workers and servants
might be able to help themselves if the lord was not looking!
This was what we would call a "ploughman's lunch" as it was eaten in the
fields where the peasant was working. He would have dark bread and cheese.
If he was lucky, he might have some meat. He would carry a flask of ale to
drink. he would have his dinner at about 11 to 12 o'clock.