The Tudor Travel Guide

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

    For Tudor time travellers, the burial sites of each of Henry VIII’s consorts are places of pilgrimage. One such place is Peterborough Cathedral, where the body of Henry’s first wife, Katherine of Aragon, rests in perpetuity. Peterborough is just 43 minutes north of London’s King’s Cross station, en route to York and Edinburgh. …

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    I have a confession to make; I have a teeny, tiny academic / historical crush on Mr Thurley! If you look at my bookshelf, you will see one of his earlier books, The Royal Palaces of Tudor England, is slightly battered looking, creased spine, curling at the edges of some of the pages …

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  Last week, I hosted a guest post by Natalie Grueninger, with a free giveaway of her book, Discovering Tudor London. From all the entries, Natalie randomly selected a winner yesterday, whom I will be contacting via email today. If you entered, pleased do check your email (including spam folder) to see if you are …

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    Did you know that 2.4 million people visit The Tower of London each year? That is a lot of people! Of course, somewhere like the Tower is one of the ‘must see’ places on every Tudor time traveller’s list. However, as wonderful and evocative as the Tower is, believe me, if you haven’t …

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Dear Friends: Hot off the press! I had to share the news that my dear friend, fellow time-traveller and author, Nat Grueninger, has announced the forthcoming publication of her new book: ‘Colouring History: Tudor Queens and Consorts’. This book is now available for pre-order. Yay! A new book is always a happy time, and one …

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