Gloucester's royal pie

Gloucester's royal pie
a pie made with lampreys caught in the Severn River of southwest England. The Corporation of Gloucester sent such a pie to the king or queen of the day. Often decorated with gilt ornaments. One weighing 20 lb was sent to Queen Victoria, for example, and was decorated with truffles, crayfish on gold skewers, a gold crown and sceptre on the top and four golden lions at the base, and a banner with the Gloucester coat of arms

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