May 16, 2014
Okay, so I do feel kind of stupid since I know quite a lot about Tudor history, but not so much about Tudor day to day life. And since I’m writing a novel of historical fiction about the Tudor queens and their ladies in waiting, it feels like this is some really important information. Of course I do know about some stuff that Anne Boleyn accomplished, but I often wonder what their day to day life looked like? What did they do? Was it all just about sewing and praying? Readng and writing was probably not common, since some of them couldn’t… but what did they do? What was common business for a Queen to occupy herself with? Any information on this, websites, books are most welcome!
Anne Boleyn: just a strong woman with incredible dignity who lived in an era that didn't approve of that.
November 18, 2010
Elizabeth and Mary..well both Marys ruled..
Queen consorts did a lot of practial stufff as well. They had to talk to thier council about the properties which were part of theier dower( including the brothels of Southwark!) to ensure the monies were collected and used.
KoA, AB and KP were noted as scholars who supported and promoted acedemics whose worked they espoused, Vivres wrote “On the Instruction of a Christian Woman” dedcated to KoA which as used as part of Mary’s education plan.
As queen, each was expected to be the hostess of the court so a lot of time would be taken up with meeting suitable guests, like ambassadors as well as being visible during all the royal celebrations.
I’m guessing normal everyday activites wuld have involved ceremonial getting out of bed if the king had visited followed by morning devotionals nad breakfast. Meeting her officers to discuss her properties, dependants and wards. Tim wih her ladies until lunch which may have invollved wakling in the gardens, hunting, sewing, music, dancing or reading. lunch .Followed by ore of the same possibly involving the royal children if in residence, then super in public with the king..possibly follwed by the court entertainments before evening prayers and bed..possibly including a ceremonial visit from the king..
This is a good book..refRID=11DBHNH0R0K636Q92SZK
Heres’ my 2 threads about free and cheap Kindle books..many of them are out of copy-right but are still good back-ground reading. Ther’s possibly more out there free/cheap..
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