The Tudor Travel Guide

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

Would you like to come with me back to 1539? King Henry VIII is in negotiation to marry his fourth wife; Cromwell is at the height of his powers; Princess Mary’s life has never been in more jeopardy as she defies bowing to her father’s will, and the monasteries are crumbling under new reform. Are …

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Do you want some inspiring Tudor-themed summer holiday ideas? Well, August is here and it certainly is time to kick back and relax; a time to pack your bags and head out onto the road. We are having a warm, sunny summer here in the UK at the moment, so even more reason to get …

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      An Interview with Henry VIII’s laundress   Welcome to 1538! We so often read about the lives of the Tudor nobility, but what goes on below stairs? Who would we meet and what were their lives like? Are you as curious as I was to find out? By popular demand, I got …

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    The Mystery of The Anne of Cleves Panel   I know you love a good Tudor mystery, particularly when that mystery involves the potential uncovering of a genuine ‘new’ Tudor artefact, one whose provenance was lost for nearly 500 years. This is the case with the Anne of Cleves Panels. In 2016, when …

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  On this day, 19th May, we are all remembering Anne Boleyn. As a lover of Tudor history, you will know all about the dramatic events that so defined Anne’s tragic end. But what about her life? For me today is a day to celebrate that life, and whilst her extraordinary story has often been explored …

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