Indulge in your own perfect Tudor-themed weekend away in one of the most historic cities in the world! This 25-page, full colour mini-guide is your ultimate companion to a fun-filled, sixteenth century-themed weekend adventure.
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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 Weekend Away ... in London' will be your personal time machine, allowing the centuries to melt away as you rediscover 3 amazing, historic sites in the capital: Hampton Court Palace, the jewel in Henry VIII's crown; Charterhouse Square & The Charterhouse, one of the most fashionable areas in Tudor London, plus the incredible Church of St Bartholomew the Great in Smithfield, a veritable gem, and well off the usual tourist trail.
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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.
If you’re planning to visit London there’s no better guide than ‘A Tudor Weekend Away … in London’...
In this expertly crafted Tudor trail, the hard work has definitely been taken care of, leaving you more time to explore London’s Tudor delights and bask in the city’s historic past.
- Natalie Grueninger, On the Tudor Trail
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 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 locations, it soooo makes me want to visit them when I travel to England again. My favourite part of guides though is that you have provided helpful hints at the end.
- Joyce Gibbons
A Great Read. Highly Recommended!...
Once again, the Tudor Travel Guide has transported me back to Tudor London! From Hampton Court to the Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, Sarah takes us through highlights, mixing storytelling with history.
- Heather Teysko, English Renaissance Podcast
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