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- Gingerbread itself dates back to the 15th
century. The practice of making gingerbread figures started in
the 16th century.
- The first, documented instance of figural
gingerbread biscuits was in the court of Elizabeth I of England.
She had the gingerbread figures made and presented in the likeness of
some of her important guests.