Need a reason to celebrate?

| March 25, 2020

As well as being a Tudor history buff, I’m a complete Potterhead and Rufus Scrimgeour’s words from the movie “Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows part 1” have been on my mind: “These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today…”. Yes, we’re in […]

Happy New Year!

| March 25, 2018

That got your attention, didn’t it? Ha! Yes, today is the start of the new calendar year – well, it would be if we were living in Tudor times! Yes, back in Tudor times (actually until 1752!), the new calendar year started on 25th March, which was Lady Day. Historians and researchers have to take […]

Happy 2016 – Happy New Year to you all!

| January 1, 2016

Happy 2016 – Happy New Year to you all!

I 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 […]

25 March – Lady Day

| March 25, 2015

25 March – Lady Day

The Tudor tradition of Lady Day keeps Tudor historians and researchers on their toes, and causes confusion when dating events which happened between 1st January and 24th March. “Why?”, you may ask. Well, because in Tudor times the new calendar year did not start on 1st January, it started on 25th March, Lady Day or […]