Explore the world of Katherine Parr, and this, her final residence and resting place, through this detailed guide to Tudor Sudeley. This 9 page, full colour mini-guide is your ultimate companion to the perfect Tudor day out.
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As lovers of Tudor history, visiting places associated with the period gives us a chance to connect in a completely unique way with our Tudor heroes and heroines.
Your 'Tudor Day Out ... at Sudeley Castle' will be your personal time machine, allowing the centuries to melt away as you rediscover Sudeley Castle in all its sixteenth century glory - and come up close and personal with several giants of the Tudor age, including Katherine Parr, who spent the last few months of her life at Sudeley. Learn about how the castle appeared in the sixteenth century, and explore what remains of the majestic apartments in which Katherine lodged.
So, get planning your Tudor day out to one of the most romantic, and popular destinations on any Tudorphile's itinerary.
If you are reading this, I know that you are in love with the Tudor period, and that you probably can't get enough of this most fascinating of dynasties. Believe me; I know exactly how you feel!
I have been utterly lost in the sixteenth century; its glamour, intrigue and treachery, since I was eleven years old. It started out with an obsession with Anne Boleyn; a woman of such strength and personal courage that I have long looked to her as a source of inspiration: to be brave, bold and to be myself, no matter what others may think.
This passion remained a very private affair though, until a visit to Hever Castle in 2010 sparked an unstoppable need to tell the story of Anne Boleyn's innocence. The detailed research I conducted while writing Le Temps Viendra: a Novel of Anne Boleyn took me deep into understanding that my love of visiting buildings with strong ties to the Tudor era was an unconscious desire to connect as deeply as possible with my Tudor heroes and heroines.
I began to see that by being in a physical location, only time and not space, separated me from the people and events of the era. Often, there was a strong energetic presence, that I could almost reach out and touch. As a result, I understood more about the lives of the people that so intrigued me - sometimes it was as if I was seeing them through new eyes.
Since then, I have researched and written extensively about Tudor locations, specialising in recreating places as they would have been during the sixteenth century, both in the blog, and in two books co-authored with my Tudor co-conspirator, Natalie Grueninger: In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn and In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII. Today, alongside Natalie, I may well have written more about the places associated with Henry VIII and his wives than anybody else alive!
It is my passion to share this time machine with you, so that you too can enjoy experiencing your Tudor history afresh, and make new and deeper connections with the Tudor characters you most admire during your own Tudor adventures.
The guide is set out magnificently and gives you a good background history of Sudeley to whet your appetite before visiting.
It really comes into it’s own when you visit though, with its detailed description of the part of the castle which has long since disappeared. I was able to marvel at the ruins, imagining what it was like all those years ago.
It is well worth purchasing this mini-guide before your visit, as although ‘mini' it is packed full of useful information to read before, and during, your visit!
I think these guides are fantastic! Bright, colourful, easy to read. I love how by reading them you can transport yourself back and imagine yourself amongst the castle and the Tudor court.
I enjoyed being able to walk myself through their footsteps with the help of the travel guide instead of just being presented with “these are the facts”.
The guides very interesting to read even though I wasn’t actually at the castle, it soooo makes me want to visit them when I travel to England again. My favourite part of guide though is that you have provided helpful hints at the end.
The Tudor Travel Guide offers a fantastic opportunity to step back in time to imagine Sudeley Castle as it was in the Tudor era.
With detailed descriptions of how it used to looked in centuries past, visitors can imagine themselves immersed in Tudor history.
Rebecca Larson, Tudors Dynasty
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