14 December’s Tudor Treats

Posted By on December 14, 2020

It’s Monday so let’s start the week as we mean to go on with some Tudor history-themed treats!

Today, we have an Anne Boleyn-themed treat from novelist Natalia Richards. A big thank you to Natalia for sharing this with us.

To enjoy today’s treat, simply visit the Advent Calendar by clicking here.

Then, why not enjoy another historical treat by heading over to the Tudor Society? Find out who is hiding in the very Christmassy Coughton Court today.

Simply go to https://www.tudorsociety.com/advent2020/!

And in case you missed the daily Teasel’s Tudor Trivia videos from Advent last year, here is Teasel’s 14th December treat:

And, if you want even more Tudor history goodness, then here is today’s “on this day in Tudor history” video:

2 thoughts on “14 December’s Tudor Treats”

  1. Banditqueen says:

    Did you know that King Louis XIV of France, the Sun King had an unusually over larged bladder and therefore didn’t need to go to the loo very often?
    The problem with this was that he didn’t think anyone else should need to go either unless he did and it was a sign of weakness.
    This was a particular issue on travelling as he hardly ever made a loo stop. Ladies and gentlemen had to sit with their legs crossed and in great distress. One lady was practically passed out when they arrived at their overnight stay, such was her distress in holding her water. She had to be carried to a closset discretely to relieve herself.
    Courtiers would often use the fires there as well, hide in a corner and go or sneak down a secret passage unless the King gave permission.
    Queen Caroline was another royal person who refused leave to her ladies to go to the loo, so there was an invention which they discretely sent for, placed under their huge dresses and took their ease. A servant then took it away. She also made people stand for long periods of time. However, she also invented afternoon tea.
    It’s a great subject, how did people go to the loo?

    Toilet humour is part of our entire culture.

  2. Banditqueen says:

    Did you know that King Louis XIV of France, the Sun King had an unusually over larged bladder and therefore didn’t need to go to the loo very often?
    The problem with this was that he didn’t think anyone else should need to go either unless he did and it was a sign of weakness.
    This was a particular issue on travelling as he hardly ever made a loo stop. Ladies and gentlemen had to sit with their legs crossed and in great distress. One lady was practically passed out when they arrived at their overnight stay, such was her distress in holding her water. She had to be carried to a closset discretely to relieve herself.
    Courtiers would often use the fires there as well, hide in a corner and go or sneak down a secret passage unless the King gave permission.
    Queen Caroline was another royal person who refused leave to her ladies to go to the loo, so there was an invention which they discretely sent for, placed under their huge dresses and took their ease. A servant then took it away. She also made people stand for long periods of time. However, she also invented afternoon tea.
    It’s a great subject, how did people go to the loo?

    Toilet humour is part of our entire culture. We have no reason to be shy. We all have to go.

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