Trivia of the Day – September 5

Who is credited with the creation of afternoon tea?

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  1. Queen Victoria
  2. Catharine of Braganza
  3. The Duchess of Bedford
  4. Queen Elizabeth I
  5. British East India Company

 

 

 

 

 

Answer: 3

Anna Maria Stanhope, the Duchess of Bedford, one of Queen Victoria’s lady-in-waiting, is credited with the creation of afternoon tea.  At the time, dinner was served very late.  She asked to be served afternoon tea to tie over the hunger.

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