No other words for it: Tudor bliss!

| September 28, 2018

No other words for it: Tudor bliss!

I know that many of you have enjoyed living vicariously through me via my daily diary entries for the Discover the Tudors tour, so I thought I’d share some of my highlights in this video that I did for the Tudor Society this week. I truly am blessed that I get to visit such wonderful […]

Day 8 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

| September 24, 2018

Day 8 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

I can’t believe that today was our last full day on the tour and that I will soon be saying goodbye to these lovely lords and ladies. We have gelled so much and I know that we have made friendships that will last a lifetime. It’s wonderful that Tudor history can bring us together like […]

Day 6 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

| September 21, 2018

Day 6 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

After another yummy breakfast the Arden Hotel’s veggie cooked breakfast is delicious, by the way – we headed off to spend the morning at Kenilworth Castle. Kenilworth Castle dates back to the 12th century, but for us Tudor history lovers it’s the link with Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, that gets us excited. Leicester, who […]

Day 5 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

| September 20, 2018

Day 5 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

I grew up near Stratford-upon-Avon so today was a special day for me, seeing my home area through the eyes of others and also seeing places that had been on my doorstep for years but that I’d taken for granted and never visited, or that hadn’t been open when I lived here. As a huge […]

Day 4 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

| September 20, 2018

Day 4 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

After breakfast, we said goodbye to the Harte and Garter Hotel and travelled on to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Although the main palace is Jacobean, having been built in 1611, in the reign of James I, it houses many treasures from the time when there was a 15th century palace on the site, the home […]

Day 2 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

| September 17, 2018

Day 2 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

After a breakfast spent gazing out of the hotel window at Windsor Castle opposite, our group had a guided tour of Windsor Castle. Our guide, Amanda, gave us a Tudor-focused tour, giving us an overview of the castle’s history and then pointing out the parts built by our very favourite dynasty. She also pointed out […]

I’m off on the Discover the Tudors tour! Yay!

| September 14, 2018

I’m off on the Discover the Tudors tour! Yay!

I’m just doing last minute packing, i.e. running around the house like a headless chicken, because tomorrow I fly to the UK to co-lead the Discover the Tudors tour with my good friend, Philippa Lacey Brewell of British History Tours. The tour starts on Sunday and lasts until 24th September so plenty of Tudor talk […]

Discover the Tudors Tour – 10 places left!

| April 10, 2018

Discover the Tudors Tour – 10 places left!

The Anne Boleyn Experience Tour May 2018 sold out quickly and the Discover the Tudors Tour September 2018 has only 10 places left! Do act quickly to secure your place by clicking here. The Discover the Tudors is an exclusive, luxury tour for self-confessed Tudor lovers. It visits 12 historic locations over 9 days with […]