Turkey legs, a staple of "Ye Olde Renaissance Faire," have often been the subject of debate among cooks and researchers of the time period. The topic returns in the food section of the Kansas City Star in an article by Tim Engle.
According to Bill Teel, an instructor of the “History, Customs and Manners” class at Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas, turkey was period in the time of Henry VIII, having been brought to England from the New World by the Spanish. It became so popular that the legs were sold as street food.
Opponents argue that no recipes for cooking turkey exist in period cookbooks, but that doesn't faze the guests and participants of the Kansas City RenFest - not even the fairies.