Louis XVI of France, who reigned from 1754 until 1792, was not burdened by a poor appetite. For breakfast, one morning before going ‘down to the stables’, what did he have as his first meal of the day?

Answer: Four cutlets, an entire chicken, a plateful of ham, half a dozen eggs in sauce, and a bottle and a half of champagne.

Source: The French Revolution by Christopher Herbert

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