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West Horsley Place: At Home with Gertrude Courtenay, Marchioness of Exeter

I am delighted to be hosting a stop on Sylvia Barbara Soberton’s virtual book tour for her new book The Forgotten Tudor Women: Gertrude Courtenay: Wife and Mother of the last Plantagenets. A writer and researcher specialising in Tudor history, Sylvia’s work goes behind the scenes, to share the lives of lesser-known people from the … Read more

The Royal Family of Britain: 1000 years of Treachery, Triumph and Rejoicing!

One of the most iconic and enduring institutions in the world, the British monarchy has weathered many storms. From the bloodiest of battles to religious, political and economical uprisings, our kings and queens have faced treachery, triumph and rejoicing! As we approach Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, we look back on centuries of royal traditions … Read more

Tudor Macarons: A Christmas Treat

Welcome back to The Great Tudor Bake Off. For our last Tudor bake of the year, our resident chef here at The Tudor Travel Guide, Brigitte Webster, shows us how to make macarons, a Tudor Christmas treat. Advent was a time for fasting in Tudor England, meat was taken off the menu and fish was eaten instead. For … Read more

Busks, Busk-Points, Courtship and Sexual Desire in Early Modern Europe

Please note: THIS BLOG CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT AND EXPLICIT SEXUAL REFERENCES I have long been fascinated by Tudor dress, from the magnificent gowns worn by queens and courtiers to the garments worn by women of the mercantile classes. The fashions of the Tudor dynasty communicated status, power and femininity; dress was a form of political … Read more

Tudor Pear Pie: An Autumnal Treat

This blog contains affiliate links Welcome back to The Great Tudor Bake Off. This month at The Tudor Travel Guide, our resident chef, Brigitte Webster, cooks up an autumnal treat: Tudor Pear Pie. With little means of storing food, ingredients in Tudor times were often eaten when they were fresh and seasonal, or preserved by pickling or placing … Read more

Tudor Syrup

Welcome back to The Great Tudor Bake Off. As the autumn approaches for us in the UK, Brigitte Webster, our resident chef here at The Tudor Travel Guide, has got a recipe packed full of nutrients to keep your immune system boosted. The Tudors considered food to be a type of medicine provided by nature, often relying … Read more

The Very Best Of Typically English Things To Do When Visiting the UK: Travel Essentials

Cover Image: Seckford Hall, courtesy of Seckford Hall Hotel and Spa, Suffolk. Welcome back to the Tudor History & Travel Show: Travel Essentials! Here in Travel Essentials, we cover those all important things to consider when you’re planning your next Tudor trip. For those of you who like to touch Tudor history in person, Travel Essentials … Read more

Salad In Tudor England And Europe

Welcome back to The Great Tudor Bake Off. This month at The Tudor Travel Guide, our resident chef, Brigitte Webster, tells us about salad in Tudor England and Europe. Salads were quite common in the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries in England but by the time the Tudors came to power, they had more or … Read more