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December 2018 – Tudor Life – The Cecils

This month in Tudor Life Magazine, we have another of our dynasty features - this time we focus on the Cecils. Of course, no December magazine would be any good without a Christmas section packed with Tudor fun, games and even recipes. It's a fun one, so do enjoy!

  • The Cecils and Robert Devereux, the 2nd Earl of Essex by Sarah-Beth Watkins
  • All about Elizabethan Spies an interview with Loretta Goldberg
  • The Cecils by Gareth Russell
  • Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, The Great Cecil’s Son-in-Law by Lauren Browne
  • ‘Elizabeth’ - the film by Roland Hui
  • Tudor Life Editor’s Book Picks - Top books on the Cecils
  • William Cecil or Robert Dudley Quiz by Catherine Brooks
  • Member Spotlight: Bill Wolff visits the Franses Gallery
  • Claire's Christmas Recipes by Claire Ridgway
  • Spot the difference in these Henry VIII Portraits
  • Tudor Games by Claire Ridgway
  • Henry VIII vs. Francis I chess game by Tim Ridgway
  • The Witches of Elizabethan and Stuart Essex - Kate Cole is our expert speaker for December
  • Pustules, Pestilence and Pain & The Queen and the Heretic book reviews by Charlie Fenton
  • From the Spicery: Sweet Nothings by Rioghnach O’Geraghty
  • Tudor Entertainments - Part 2 by Toni Mount
  • December’s “On this Day” by Claire Ridgway



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There are 5 comments Go To Comment

  1. M /

    Hello Tim and Claire. The magazine downloaded perfectly. I took you up on your offer of an open weekend and registered for that and wanted to thank you for the free book of puzzles.

    1. < /

      It’s a pleasure, Michael! We’ve got a talk from Gareth Russell going live on Friday 7th, as well as our usual Friday video, and then a live chat on the Saturday evening with Gareth too, plus you’ll be able to have a good browse of the site archives.

  2. C /

    Thank you so much for the free weekend! I’m enjoying it very much!

    1. < /

      That’s wonderful to hear! I’m so glad.

    2. < /

      Hi Cathy,
      A warm welcome to you! I’m so glad that you’re enjoying the weekend.

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December 2018 – Tudor Life – The Cecils