Yes, you read that right! You can enjoy mulled wine and mince pies with Queen Elizabeth I herself at Tutbury Church on 19th December 2019. Well, ok, it's historian, actress and re-enactor Lesley Smith as Elizabeth, but you'll feel like you're with Gloriana herself!
Here are the details:
Mulled Wine and Mince Pies with Elizabeth I in Tutbury Church
Thursday 19th December 2019
7:30pm arrival for 8pm start
£12.50 per person
From Lesley's website for Tutbury Castle:
"Come and join Elizabeth I for a festive evening and wonderful talk with Queen Elizabeth I!
This event and talk takes place in the Norman Church at the foot of the hill. On arrival at 7.30pm you will enjoy warming mince pies and mulled wine. Following this, you will enjoy the breath-taking talk of Queen Elizabeth I.
There is no doubt that Elizabeth I had one of the most profound effects on English and European politics of any British ruler. The Protestant queen in the cold bed was given a matter of months on the throne by Catholic observers of the day, believing she could not hope to survive. Instead, Elizabeth in fact went on to rule England for nearly forty-five years, mostly in peace. Her passionate belief in the English people and her lack of martial ambition combined with a brilliant mind and outstanding political skills made her hugely successful, confounding all her critics.
Here is a chance to meet Her Majesty at her political zenith and already an icon in an English psyche. This glittering presentation will transport the audience back to the time of Drake, Raleigh and Shakespeare, on England’s voyage into the Renaissance.
We ask that guests arrive no earlier than 7.30pm as you will not be available to have access to the church before this time.
Tickets for this event are non-refundable and are not suitable for under 18s."