As Tudor lovers, we LOVE to read about Tudor history. So, imagine what it would be like to experience living like a Tudor!
Over the August Bank Holiday weekend (28-30 August 2020), The Tudor Travel Guide has created an immersive Tudor experience where you will have the chance to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Tudor England.
This event will be run in conjunction with Brigitte and Tom Webster from TudorExperience.com. We will be based at their sumptuous early, sixteenth-century manor house: the Old Hall in Norfolk, the county of Anne Bolyen's birth. From the moment you arrive, you will be able to leave the present behind and escape to the past. Here is our agenda:
Day One: Friday 28 August
Arrive late afternoon.
In the evening, relax and enjoy a talk by The Tudor Travel Guide called, Under a Lady's Skirt's. Learn about all the layers comprising the dress of a Tudor noblewoman as Sarah is dressed from her Tudor undergarmets to the final stunning ensemble! You will then be served with homemade Tudor food for your evening meal, courtesy of our host, Brigitte Webster, whose recipes are regularly featured on The Tudor Travel Guide blog.
Saturday 29 August - Kentwell: the High Summer Tudor Event
On Saturday, we will be collected and taken by air-conditioned mini-bus to Kentwell in Suffolk for a full day out. Kentwell's high summer Tudor festival, is probably the largest and certainly most authentic re-enactment event in the world. The grounds and house are taken over by Tudors as they go about their everyday business, be they merchants, milk-maids, lords or ladies. You will have the fun of being able to talk to the characters of the past. I promise you, this joyous event will make you feel as though you have slipped back in time! After a full day out, we will return to the Old Hall and chat with our fellow Tudorphiles over our Tudor dinner as we share the colourful stories of the day, and learn more about Tudor food from our host, Brigitte Webster.
Sunday 30 August - Tudor fun at the Old Hall
On our final day together, we will enjoy a tour of the Old Hall by our host, as well as having the opportunity to watch Tudor dances performed by a Tudor dance group. You will also be able join in and learn some of the easier dances for yourself. There will be more tasty Tudor morsels to eat for lunch, Tudor games to play (including archery if the weather permits) and a chance to try on some Tudor clothing (size dependant). Perhaps you will want to grab your very own Tudor selfie to impress your friends!
Around 3pm, the event will draw to a close.
Here's what the cost of your ticket covers:
Please note that accommodation is not included in the price of this ticket, to allow you to flex your budget as you wish. However, if you are looking to stay at the Old Hall, Brigitte does have a limited number of guests rooms available. These can be booked/paid for directly with her. Please call Brigitte on +44(0)7766 016 523. You will also need to cover the costs of drinks or food that you buy during our day out at Kentwell.
Make new Tudor-loving friends as we did here at a Tudor Travel Guide Event in 2019
Dr Sarah Morris
Sarah Morris, also known as The Tudor Travel Guide, lives in the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside. She has written two novels of Anne Boleyn, Le Temps Viendra Volumes 1 and 2, plus co-authored two non-fiction books; In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn and In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII. In 2018, Sarah established The Tudor Travel Guide: 'your visitor’s companion to the houses, castles and manors of sixteenth century'. She has appeared on several TV shows as a Tudor expert and was central in the rediscovery of the ‘Anne of Cleves’ Heraldic Panels’ with Jonathan Foyle.
Sarah also produces a monthly podcast, The Tudor Travel Show, exploring Tudor places and artefacts.
Tom and Brigitte Webster
The Tudor and 17th Century Experience is the brainchild of Brigitte Webster. Born in Austria, Brigitte trained, and served as a school teacher for 25 years. Her qualification was in history and cooking, a combination that has finally come together in her current career as a culinary historian currently working on a number of publications on international cuisine of the sixteenth-century. The Tudor and 17th Century Experience is a venture that finally allows her to share her passion for all things Tudor with a wider audience especially now that she and her husband have at last moved into their dream home, an authentic Tudor manor.
She is supported in her venture by her husband, Tom who is a long standing history re-enactor, military adviser and owner of an historic firearms company.
If you are unable to make this event, but are interested in future experiences, you may register your interest by clicking the button below. This will take you to a form where you can fill in your details. These details will be added to the general Tudor Travel Guide mailing list, but you will also be added to the VIP list for future 'Live Like a Tudor Immersion Weekends'. This means you will be among the first to hear about up-and-coming events, with a one-week preferential booking window before booking opens to the whole community.
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