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  • Teasel’s Tudor Trivia – 12 December – Tudor teeth cleaning

    Without modern toothpaste, floss, electric toothbrushes, mouthwash etc. just how did Tudor people clean their teeth?

    In today’s Teasel’s Tudor Trivia talk, Claire and Teasel the rescue dog share what they’ve found out about Tudor teeth cleaning. Don’t worry, it doesn’t include mice brains like the teething remedy from the other day!

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  • Teasel’s Tudor Trivia – 7 December – Cats

    In today’s Teasel’s Tudor Trivia, Teasel the rescue dog talks about a tradition today that goes back to Cardinal Wolsey’s time, in the reign of King Henry VIII, and which concerns cats.

    Hopefully, this video will please Maj the cat!

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  • Teasel’s Tudor Trivia – 5 December – Henry VIII nearly drowns!

    Thumbnail of video about Henry VIII nearly drowning

    Teasel’s very favourite Tudor is King Henry VIII – only because he was a dog lover and she doesn’t know the bad stuff about him – and in today’s edition of Teasel’s Tudor Trivia, Teasel shares an account from 1525 of an accident that Henry VIII suffered.

    This accident wasn’t a jousting accident, it happened while Henry VIII was out hawking, and he nearly drowned! You might remember it from Showtime’s “The Tudors” series. Anyway, Teasel tells us all about it.

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  • Teasel’s Tudor Trivia – 3 December

    In today’s Teasel’s Tudor Trivia, Dr Teasel, as she’s now taken to referring to herself, shares some of her very favourite Tudor remedies for common ailments. These are all remedies taken from works of the Tudor period, but Dr Teasel is a bit of a charlatan really (shhhh! Don’t tell her I said that!) as she hasn’t actually tried them for herself.

    Please don’t try any of these at home!

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  • Teasel’s Tudor Trivia – 2 December

    Teasel the dog just loves King Henry VIII. He may have been a tyrant in many ways, but he does seem to have have been a dog-lover and that makes him ok to Teasel.

    Teasel has been engrossed in Henry VIII’s inventory, carefully supervised, and has found out so much about the king and his belongings. Today’s advent treat is about what Henry VIII used to help him read.

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  • Teasel’s Tudor Trivia – 1 December

    YouTube thumbnail showing Teasel the dog and a mastiff

    Each year, I like to do some Tudor-themed Advent treats and this year, Teasel, our newly rescued canine friend, is helping me out. Each day, she’ll be bringing us a piece of Tudor trivial. I do hope you enjoy these little Tudor tidbits.

    Here’s Day 1!

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