A link in that last reference leads you to the following:- Yeoman Warders are erroneously called 'Beefeaters'. The most likely explanation is that Yeoman Warders were given a daily ration of meat for their duties. Records show that even in 1813 the daily ration for the thirty men on duty was 24lbs of beef, 18lbs mutton and 16lbs of veal!
Oct 13 06, 12:44 AM
I stand corrected SOTHC
Oct 13 06, 12:52 AM
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