Happy 2016 – Happy New Year to you all!


happy_new_yearI just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your families and friends a very Happy New Year. I hope that 2016 brings you lots of good things, I will certainly try my best to bring you lots of interesting Tudor history articles and goodies. Happy New Year!

In Tudor times, although 1st January wasn’t the official start of the new calendar year – that was Lady Day (25th March) – it was celebrated as New Year’s Day and celebrations included the monarch and nobles exchanging gifts. You can read more about the gifts that Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn exchanged in my article Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s New Year’s Gifts.

Various important Tudor events also happened on New Year’s Day, here are links to find out about two of them:

Thank you for all your support in 2015 and here’s to us sharing our love of Tudor history in 2016 – cheers!

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5 thoughts on “Happy 2016 – Happy New Year to you all!”
  1. Happy new year Claire and to your family too!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge of the Tudors on this wonderful website!! Happy 2016 to all visitors of the Anne Boleyn Files!! XX

  2. With all best wishes to all that visit at the A.B.F, and may you go from strength to strength Claire and Tim here and the Tudor society. Your hard work and teaching is very much appreciated. Happy New Year

  3. Thank you for the New Year wishes. Good wishes to you and your family for New Year from sunny South Africa. I love all your articles about the Tudors and look forward to them with great anticipation.

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