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Are you a fan of Downton Abbey? Learn the history behind the drama in these featured programs:
Dining at Downton: A Trial by Fork and Life In Service at Downton Abbey

 
 

Random History

During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, when one entered the eating hall, someone would be standing there with a bowl of bread and a bowl of salt. Each diner ripped off a piece of bread, dipped it in the salt and ate it to turn away any bad spirits that might have followed them from the church graveyard.

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