A quick trip to wikipedia confirms the pictures story and reveals a bit more about Sir Jeffery Hudson.
The climax of the lavish banquet was the presentation of Jeffrey to the Queen, served in a large pie. When the pie was placed in front of the Queen, Jeffrey arose from the crust, 18 inches tall and perhaps dressed in a miniature suit of armour. The Queen was delighted and the Duke and Duchess of Buckingham offered Hudson to her as an amusing gift." For the expanded story of his life click here.
What's the most Curious Pie filling you have come across?