Hever Castle: Festive Tudor Traditions and One Momentous Decision!
In December’s festive episode, The Tudor Travel Show returns to Hever Castle in Kent, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Sarah talks once more with Owen Emmerson, House Manager at Hever, about Tudor Christmas traditions and how the Boleyns would have enjoyed Christmastime at home. We also hear about the very special Christmas of 1526, when Anne makes a momentous decision. If you wish to see a video version of this chat, you can do so via YouTube, here. There is also a blog to accompany this part of the podcast, where you can view pictures of some of the rooms and items under discussion. Click here to access it.
In the second half of the podcast, Sarah catches up with Eleri Lynn, Curator of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection at Historic Royal Palaces. Enjoy the fascinating story of the discovery of the Bacton Altar Cloth and why it has been attributed as 'The Lost Dress of Elizabeth I'. Also, hear about the latest research revealing how a piece of Elizabeth's dress came to belong to a small parish church in Herefordshire.
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Finally, The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns with all the latest December news from the sixteenth century. This time, we travel in time to a very stormy Kentish coastline to hear all about the arrival of Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's intended bride-to-be.
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