In today's Claire Chats video I talk about the tradition of gift-giving at New Year and share examples of gifts exchanged between monarchs and courtiers.
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 - fascinating!
- http://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol5/pp327-339, http://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol6/pp2-16 and http://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol7/pp4-12
- New Year's Gifts for Queen Elizabeth - http://www.larsdatter.com/gifts/index.htm
- Gift Giving at the Court of Henry VIII: the 1539 New Year's Gift Roll in Context, Maria Hayward
- The Children of Henry VIII, John Guy