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The Tudor Travel Guide

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

Over the past year, every month, we have been enjoying the taste of Tudor England, courtesy of Brigitte Webster who runs Tudor and 17th Century Experience breaks. We have been treated to some extraordinary dishes, from Plum Tarts to a ‘Dyschefulle of Snowe and Strawberries’, on our culinary adventures through sixteenth-century England and beyond. Now, …

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In this month’s Great Tudor Bake Off, we travel to sixteenth-century Germany and indulge in some sweet and sticky German pastries enjoyed, no doubt, by the likes of Anne of Cleves before she left her homeland for England. It is well-known that the German Princess became homesick at some point, and given these delicious delicacies, …

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During the second half of the sixteenth century, food and cookery underwent significant changes. Under Henry VIII, English cookery had barely changed since the late medieval age, but during Elizabeth’s reign new, exotic food arrived at the dinner tables of the wealthy as tastes started to change, influenced by new fashions imported from the continent. …

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In Tudor England, July and August were the months of plenty, with fresh fruit ripe for harvest. So it comes as no surprise that the Tudors were the masters of fruity desserts! People have always enjoyed eating outside, but it was during the sixteenth century that eating in the garden, or the Banqueting House, became …

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Anne Boleyn Inspired Recipes: The Great Tudor Bake Off – Month 5   In this month, we continue to honour the memory of Anne Boleyn. We will be delving in, and tasting, some sensational Anne Boleyn inspired recipes that come from the place that held such fond memories for the young girl who would become …

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