A very Happy New Year to Tudor Society members! Here's to a wonderful 2020 for all of us! Thank you for being a member and we look forward to bringing you lots of Tudor history this year.
So far in 2020, we have Tony Riches, Sean Cunningham, Tracy Borman, Sarah Bryson, Kathleen Brogan and Sarah-Beth Watkins booked as speakers, and there are lots more to be scheduled - phew! It will be brilliant to hear them speak to us and to chat with them in the chatroom.
How did those at the Tudor court celebrate New Year? Well, here are some videos I've done on the topic...
The following video is the one I mention and is a wonderful video looking at books that were given to and by Tudor monarchs at New Year.
In this video, I mention John Nichol's early 19th century book The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth and you can read the lists of Elizabeth I's New Year gifts at https://archive.org/stream/progressesandpu01nichgoog#page/n38/mode/2up, pages xxxiii to xxli