Thingterests 2: Did Renaissance queens take their chocolate in a coconut?

ABL #43,  4 June, 2020

In:  History, Series, Thingterests

Tagged:  , , ,

When is a coconut not a coconut? When it’s a cup! Kathleen Kennedy explores the history of coconuts and their uses as drinking vessels in Renaissance Europe. Yes we have migrating coconuts. Yes there is a Monty Python reference.


  • Kathleen Kennedy
  • Researcher and teacher of medieval and early modern literature