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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Autumn is about to burst upon us here in England, in all its vibrant glory; a time of dazzling colours, warm fires and great bounty in the kitchen garden, with apple trees festooned with a huge variety of heritage fruits. On crisp, clear autumn days there are dazzling vistas across gardens, grassland and lakes making …

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What forces shaped Katherine Parr into the woman she later became; learned, compassionate, kind and wise? Whilst much is said of her later life, what about Katherine’s childhood; where was she raised and in what kind of environment? What kind of schooling did she have? Who did she grow up with and who were the …

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Tudor travel guide

Today marks the launch of a brand new adventure here at The Tudor Travel Guide. It’s an adventure that I know you are going to love, because today we are launching the first in a whole series of travel guides, specifically designed to help you plan your next Tudor voyage of discovery.   Each brochure …

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The Swan Inn at Lavenham

I know that finding a great place to stay, one packed full of history and character, will be top of your wish list when planning your Tudor road trip. I recently wrote about West Stow Hall, a fabulous bed and breakfast just outside, and to the north of, Bury St Edmonds. The Swan at Lavenham, …

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