Why are members of the royal bodyguard called “beef eaters”? No one knows the answer to this question for sure, the most amazing explanations appeared in the past centuries. According to some, it originates from the Old English term used for butlers, or perhaps from the French term buffet, the latter meaning a kind of waiter, and one of the tasks of “Beefeaters” was actually to assist with meals. Referees.
The best explanation is perhaps the most obvious: that the King’s bodyguard, created during the Tudor period from 1485 to 1603, had a lot of beef at court. Third. Cosimo de Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1669 secondly. Charles He visited the English court during his reign, however, so he justified the name. It is conceivable that many people called them “beef-eaters” out of derision or even out of envy because of their copious portions of their heads.
Nowadays, many people confuse the Yeoman of the Guard with the Yeoman Warders, but they are actually two different military formations. Despite this, they are both traditionally suspected of “eating beef”.
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