• Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

    You can read all about Shrovetide and Lent in my article “Shrove Tuesday, Pancakes and Lent”, but I wanted to share with you my latest Tudor Cooking with Claire video which features Tim making Tudor inspired pancakes.

    Here is the recipe…

    Tim’s Tudor inspired pancakes

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  • March 2017 Tudor Life Magazine

    Here’s the full edition of our full-colour 76-page March edition of Tudor Life Magazine. The theme this month is “Children and Childbirth”. Enjoy!

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  • March 2017 Tudor Life Taster

    This month is “16th Century Europe”, our writers have really come out with some great articles. Enjoy this taster and then join for a magazine subscription.

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  • Collop Monday

    Today is the second of the three days that make up Shrovetide and it’s Collop Monday.

    Collop Monday was the traditional day to use up any meat you had in the house before the fasting of Lent began. Collops were pieces of fried or roasted meat.

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  • This week in history 27 February – 5 March

    On this day in history…
    27th February:

    1531 – Birth of Roger North, 2nd Baron North, politician, diplomat and administrator at the court of Elizabeth I. North served as a Member of Parliament, Privy Councillor and Treasurer of the Household.
    1545 – The English forces were defeated by the Scots at the Battle of Ancrum Moor, near Jedburgh in Scotland.
    1555 – Death of Sir William Babthorpe, Member of Parliament and a man who was created Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Edward VI in 1547. Babthorpe had originally been on the rebel side in the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536, but fortunately swapped sides.

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  • 26 February 1564 – Baptism of Christopher Marlowe

    On this day in history, 26th February 1564, the poet, translator and playwright, Christopher Marlowe, was baptised at St George’s Canterbury.

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  • Tudor Explorers Quiz

    How much do you know about Tudor explorers? Grab your favourite beverage and get those little grey cells working with this fun quiz.

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  • Place names – how do you pronounce them?

    Following on from my video last week on how to pronounce surnames that come up frequently in Tudor book and primary sources, I’m talking today about British place names.

    Just how do you pronounce Balliol College, Magdalen College, Godmanchester, Marylebone, Towcester…? Find out in this video and let me know if you need to know how to pronounce one or you’d like to add one to the list.

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  • Reminder: Live chat on Saturday 25 February

    Just a quick reminder about our expert live chat which is taking place this Saturday, 25th February. Lauren Browne will be joining us on the chatroom to answer your questions about the talk she did on the reputations and representations of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Eleanor of Castile in the Tudor period.

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  • Mary I ebook now available

    The latest in our series of Tudor monarchs ebooks is now available to members and this one features articles from a wide variety of authors and historian on Mary I, along with resources such as links to primary sources and reading lists to find out more about this Tudor queen.

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