Framlingham Castle, Suffolk: A Tudor Stronghold

To stand in the centre of Framlingham Castle, surrounded by its nearly 900-year-old walls, is to stand in the place where a renewed Catholic era dawned over England. For it was here, in July 1553, that the Lady Mary learnt that she had been accepted as rightful queen, following the death of her younger brother, … Read more

West Stow Hall, Suffolk

West Stow Hall is a beautiful, early, Tudor manor house in Suffolk, England. Associated with Mary Tudor, Queen of France, it is now a B&B and is a perfect place to stay if you are touring Suffolk and love staying in historic properties.

Is your idea of the perfect weekend get-away staying in a charming Tudor manor house, full of original features, nestled deep in the peaceful, English countryside and within reach of several fabulous, historic, Tudor properties? Would you like to wake up in the morning to bird song, a stroll around a pretty English garden before … Read more

Hampton Court Palace – Henry VIII’s Lost Apartments

Have you ever visited Hampton Court Palace, the Mecca for any Tudor time traveller? Maybe not yet, but you dream of it. Maybe you have; and if that is the case, I bet most of you will have walked straight past some of the most intriguing features of the original, Tudor palace without even being … Read more

A Day in the Life of…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 myself an invitation to the court to meet Mistress Anne … Read more

The Life of Anne Boleyn – When the Ordinary Feels Extraordinary!

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 … Read more

The Lost Tomb of Henry VIII: Harry and Meghan Walk Over Royal Bones

Today we explore the strange story of the royal tomb of one of the most famous monarchs in Tudor history: King Henry VIII, whose body was laid to rest in St George’s Chapel at Windsor castle. It was meant to be a grand monument to the man with a gargantuan ego that nobody, it seems, … Read more

Chelsea Old Church – ‘Discovering Tudor London’, by Natalie Grueninger

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 visited in … Read more