For the third and final part of our journey into turkeyness with PhD student Brooklynne Fothergill, we take a look at the state of turkeys today and also the state of turkey remains. And indeed, the turkeys that remain in the States.
The English Association, hosted here at the University of Leicester, has published the first of its ‘Dickens Bookmarks’ on – what else? – A Christmas Carol.
In the second part of our epic exploration of turkeys, based on the PhD research of Brooklynne Fothergill, we look at how turkeys crossed the Atlantic – twice.
On 25 December when you’re tucking into a slice of hot roast turkey*, spare a thought for the history of this noble bird. Native to North America, imported to Europe, re-imported to America, it has been a status symbol, even a god – and now it’s lying on your plate next to some roast parsnips.