The Tudor Society
  • From the archives – Food at Easter

    As it’s Good Friday and Lent will soon be over, I thought I’d share this wonderful talk on Easter food from historian Brigitte Webster from our Tudor Society archives…

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  • Hot Cross Buns

    Let’s forget the horrible things that are happening in the world at the moment and talk about some yummy Easter treats – hot cross buns!

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  • Easter Sunday Wordsearch

    Today is Easter Sunday – Happy Easter! He is risen! I hope you have a very special day. To celebrate this feast day, our Sunday puzzle is an Easter wordsearch. Just how much do you know about how the Easter story was commemorated in Tudor times? Test your knowledge with this fun wordsearch.

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  • Maundy Thursday

    Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, that final meal that Jesus Christ had with his disciples before his arrest.
    In Tudor times, on Maundy Thursday, the church was prepared for Easter with water and wine being used to wash the altars and it was traditional for people to go to confession. The three holy oils – the chrism oil, the oil of catechumens and the oil of the sick – were also blessed on this day.

    At the Last Supper, which was the Passover meal, Luke’s Gospel says that Christ took bread, gave thanks to God for it, broke it and then shared it with his disciples, saying “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” He then took the cup of wine, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” Christians all over the world remember this gesture by celebrating the Eucharist, also known as “communion”. According to John’s Gospel, it was at this meal that Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, and both Luke and John record Jesus saying that there was one among them who would betray him.

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  • Holy Week and Easter Quiz

    As Holy Week starts today I thought it was appropriate to have a fun quiz testing your knowledge of how this week was commemorated in medieval and Tudor times. I hope you enjoy this little quiz – good luck!

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