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Parisians Used to Grind Human Bones in Order to Make Flour for Bone Bread

In the 15th and 16th centuries, the average French citizen consumed about 1.5 to 2.5 pounds of bread on a daily basis, while the wealthy could afford to consume meat and two liters of wine every day. Bread was the mainstay of the poor’s diet. When wheat became limited, the French faced hunger which led …

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How Did the Price of Bread Change During the French Revolution?

The French Revolution was a period of radical political and societal change in France that began with the Estates-General in 1789 and ended with the formation of the French Consulate in November 1799, but did you know that it had an impact on the price of bread at the time? Bread went from costing about …

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