Salad In Tudor England And Europe

Welcome back to The Great Tudor Bake Off. This month at The Tudor Travel Guide, our resident chef, Brigitte Webster, tells us about salad in Tudor England and Europe. Salads were quite common in the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries in England but by the time the Tudors came to power, they had more or … Read more

Tudor Stepney & Thomas Cromwell’s ‘Great Place’

Cover Image: Worcester House with Tudor Stepney in the background. Image courtesy of MOLA Anyone who knows me will be aware that Anne Boleyn is my historical heroine, but lately, I admit to having developed a growing fascination for her nemesis: Thomas Cromwell, his protégés, such as Sir Richard Rich and Sir Ralph Sadler, as … Read more

Your Guide To Getting Around the UK: Travel Essentials

Cover Image: Ravens at the Tower by Bob Collowan/Commons/CC-BY-SA-4.0 via Wikimedia Commons Welcome back to the Tudor History & Travel Show: Travel Essentials! Travel Essentials is your go-to guide for your next Tudor trip. From the best places to visit, what to bring with you, or where to stop for a bite to eat, we share our … Read more

Temple Newsam: A Scottish Enclave in the North

On 7 December 1545, a son was born to Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox and Matthew Stuart, 4th Earl of Lennox at Temple Newsam in Yorkshire. This boy would grow up to be king consort of Scotland, his future wife being Mary, Queen of Scots. Having lived an eventful life at the English court as … Read more

‘Gold and Glory’ at Hampton Court Palace

The Field of Cloth of Gold was one of the most spectacular events of its age. Feted for the ostentatious display of power and wealth on both sides, its principal architect, Cardinal Wolsey, provided a glittering stage upon which two young, alpha males of Europe, Francis I of France and Henry VIII of England, might … Read more

The Charterhouse: Piety, Power and Treason in the City

In this blog, we will be visiting the most prestigious religious institution of Tudor London: the Charterhouse. Its Tudor history embraces piety, bloodshed, triumph and treason as men of God, and men of power came and went, shaping not only its history but the very fabric of the building. Thankfully, today, some of the original … Read more

Primrose Tart: A Tudor Springtime Treat

This month, our chef at The Tudor Travel Guide, Brigitte Webster, introduces us to the Tudor springtime treat of primrose tart. The wild primrose (primula vulgaris) is native to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa and parts of southwest Asia. First recorded in England by Friar Henry Daniel in 1375, wild primroses are becoming increasingly rare. … Read more