Severed Knot : Ingenio – Sugar in 17th Century Barbados

Congratulations to Cryssa Bazos on the release of her romantic thriller, Severed Knot. The novel is set mostly on a 17th Century sugar plantation in Barbados. Here’s Cryssa to tell us more about what the manufacture of sugar involved. Ingenio We have a...

Sugar – The favourite ‘nip’ of the Tudors and Stuarts

Sugar became enormously popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was sold in loaves and wrapped in blue paper (patented 1666) to make it appear whiter. A sugar loaf could be from 8″ to nearly 3 feet tall, but the smaller the loaf, the higher the quality and...