The Tudor Travel Guide

Your Visitor's Companion to the Aristocratic Houses of the Sixteenth Century

This blog is adapted from an interview, recorded for my podcast, The Tudor History & Travel Show. Our historian is Dr Steven Reid, Senior Lecturer in Scottish History at the University of Glasgow. He specialises in the intellectual, political and religious history of Scotland between c.1450 and c.1650, with a strong interest in Mary Queen of Scots …

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The summer, Tudor progress was a near annual event in the royal, Tudor calendar. If a Tudor king or queen wanted to show themselves to the people and connect with their subjects throughout the kingdom, they needed to travel, and travel they did, moving regularly, whether for political reasons, to hunt, for pleasure or necessity. …

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Dressing a Tudor Lady

Ever wondered what layers comprised the dress of a Tudor lady from the court of Henry VIII? Join me, as I am dressed from my Tudor chemise through to the final stunning ensemble in this entertaining video, filmed at The Vyne in Hampshire a few years ago. So, it’s time to go ‘Under a Lady’s …

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Have you ever found yourself visiting a Tudor property wanting to know more about the layout of the rooms; why they are arranged the way they are? Is there a certain sequence and what does that say about the way a wealthy Tudor lived in the sixteenth century? Well, that answer is yes, there is …

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A little over two years ago, I finished writing my bit of the last book which I co-authored with my good friend, and erstwhile time travelling companion, Natalie Grueninger, from On the Tudor Trail. In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII was complete…

If you followed the launch of ‘In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII’ back in March, you will be aware of the story of the set of oak panels, adorning the interior of Old Warden Church, which folklore said belonged to ‘Anne of Cleves’ chapel in Bruges’. As part of my research …

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  What a day yesterday was! The news of the Anne of Cleves heraldic panels seems to have spread far and wide across the social media network. It is so important that these panels take their place as rare and treasured Tudor artefacts; it will help protect them and ensure funds are available for their …

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