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Coryat, Thomas

An English traveller, who re-introduced forks (as an eating utensil) towards the end of Elizabeth 1"s reign; noting that "the Italian cannot by any means indure (sic) to have his dish touched with fingers, seeing all men"s fingers are not alike cleane".

These would have had two prongs, three pronged-versions not appearing until the 18th century.

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