Tudor Macarons: A Christmas Treat

Welcome back to The Great Tudor Bake Off. For our last Tudor bake of the year, our resident chef here at The Tudor Travel Guide, Brigitte Webster, shows us how to make macarons, a Tudor Christmas treat. Advent was a time for fasting in Tudor England, meat was taken off the menu and fish was eaten instead. For … Read more

Busks, Busk-Points, Courtship and Sexual Desire in Early Modern Europe

Please note: THIS BLOG CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT AND EXPLICIT SEXUAL REFERENCES I have long been fascinated by Tudor dress, from the magnificent gowns worn by queens and courtiers to the garments worn by women of the mercantile classes. The fashions of the Tudor dynasty communicated status, power and femininity; dress was a form of political … Read more

Tudor Pear Pie: An Autumnal Treat

This blog contains affiliate links Welcome back to The Great Tudor Bake Off. This month at The Tudor Travel Guide, our resident chef, Brigitte Webster, cooks up an autumnal treat: Tudor Pear Pie. With little means of storing food, ingredients in Tudor times were often eaten when they were fresh and seasonal, or preserved by pickling or placing … Read more

The Mary Rose: Splendour, Sinking and Salvage

Welcome back to The Tudor History & Travel Show. In this episode, I visit the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth for a guided tour, led by two experts: Dr. Alexzandra Hildred and John Seager. Alex is Head of Research and Curator of Ordnance and Human Remains at the Mary Rose Trust. She joined the project in … Read more

‘Palaces of Revolution’: Life, Death and Art at the Stuart Court.

This post contains some affiliate links Confession time: I am not a fan of the Stuart monarchy. In fact, if you press me, then privily I will admit that although my interest in English history stretches way back to our Anglo-Saxon forefathers, it stops around 24 March 1603 with the death of Elizabeth I, the … Read more

Travel Essentials: Winter & The Christmas Season In The UK

Welcome back to the Tudor History & Travel Show: Travel Essentials! The final episode in the 2021 series of Travel Essentials, today’s episode will get you in the festive spirit. As your one-stop shop for all things Tudor Travel, we make sure you have all of the information you need to make the most of your … Read more

Tudor Syrup

Welcome back to The Great Tudor Bake Off. As the autumn approaches for us in the UK, Brigitte Webster, our resident chef here at The Tudor Travel Guide, has got a recipe packed full of nutrients to keep your immune system boosted. The Tudors considered food to be a type of medicine provided by nature, often relying … Read more

Travel Essentials: Glorious Gloucestershire!

Welcome back to the Tudor History & Travel Show: Travel Essentials! Travel Essentials provides inspiration for planning your next Tudor trip. For those of you who like to touch your Tudor history, we share all the information you need to get out on the road to see and experience Tudor places. Our top tips help … Read more

Knole House Revisited & The Tudors in Love: Featuring Julie Milner and Sarah Gristwood

There are affiliate links in this blog In this month’s episode of The Tudor Travel Show, I talk to the author, Sarah Gristwood, about her new book The Tudors in Love: The Courtly Code Behind the Last Medieval Dynasty. I also meet with Julie Milner, tour and house guide at Knole House in Kent. Together, … Read more