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The Tudor Travel Guide

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

Easter is upon us; it is a time of rebirth and celebration. But in Tudor terms, what springs to mind for you when you think of Easter? For me, well, I immediately think of Greenwich Palace. For it was at Greenwich Palace that Anne Boleyn was first publicly presented as queen, at Easter, on the …

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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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On 19th May, we remember 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 the life of Anne Boleyn? For me, the 19 May is a day to celebrate that life, and whilst her extraordinary story has often been …

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    How does the run up to May 19th and Anne Boleyn’s execution make you feel? Having celebrated the  joyful anniversary of her proclamation of queen at Greenwich, on Easter day in 1533, the mood turns, and those of us loyal to this most courageous of women, are plunged into sadness as the countdown …

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On the 5th May, in just under one week’s time, Anne Boleyn will once again arrive at the Tower, a prisoner accused of treason, incest and adultery. It is certain to send shivers down your spine, as the veil between the past and present falls away. No, I am not crazy! Historic Royal Palaces are …

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