Being a cook for English kings could be rewarding. What are two examples?

Answer: King Richard I (1157-1199), known as ‘the lionhearted’ and ‘the absent king’, reportedly knighted his cook after a particularly excellent meal. His successor around four centuries later, Henry VIII, gave the lady who made his pastries and cakes a house for her services. Henry, who did not suffer from anorexia nor a timid appetite, was enormously appreciative of her expertly prepared confections.

Source Henry VIII by Alison Weir; New world encyclopaedia

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