This Richard III-themed cake was baked by distance-learning student Angela Parker  for a talk by Mathew Morris (site supervisor of the recent Grey Friars excavation)  for the Research Seminar Series of the University of Leicester’s School of Archaeology  & Ancient History. It is actually a quadruple  cake, with each quarter different in flavour:  chocolate, Victoria sponge, coffee, and  lemon and lime. More than 130 people  came to the talk, so it is lucky Angela  made it so big!

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Ian Marshman

This edition of Edible Archaeology appeared in issue 277  Current Archaeology.


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