Boiling Stew à la King

Smith, Elwood H.
January 2008
Military History;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p80
The article reports that Henry VI, King of England and claimant to the kingdom of France in the 14th century, grew weary of dumping boiling water on enemy soldiers clamoring at the castle gate. So he ordered his cook to enrich the broth with onions, herbs, peas and hare. The hungry hoards, using their helmets as bowls, devoured the cook's delicious stew. Bloated and immobilized, the attackers were handily captured.


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