Carol singing, present-giving, mulled wine and mince pies were all just as popular in Tudor times - and even Father Christmas and roast turkey dinners have their origins in this period. The Tudor Christmas was a time of feasting, revelry and merrymaking, a 12 day-long festival, over which the Lord of Misrule held sway, and convention was thrown to the winds. Christmas was so beloved by English people that its traditions survived remarkably unchanged in this age of tumultuous religious upheaval.
Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian in the UK and has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide. She has published 18 history books, including Elizabeth the Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Lady in the Tower and Elizabeth of York, and seven historical novels. Her latest biography is Queens of the Conquest, and her latest novel is Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen, the third in her Six Tudor Queens series.
For this event Alison will be joined by fellow historian, Siobhan Clarke, to present a lecture based on their book A Tudor Christmas. Siobhan is a Guide Lecturer for Historic Royal Palaces and her second book, The Tudors, was published in 2019 by Carlton Books.This lecture includes a complimentary drink and will be followed by a book signing Age: 16+ You might also like All evening events All Members' events Products Latest books View all products
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-12-16 00:00 2019-12-16 00:00 Europe/London A Tudor Christmas For this event Alison will be joined by fellow historian, Siobhan Clarke, to present a lecture based on their book A Tudor Christmas. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/12/16/a-tudor-christmas-218351 The British Museum,Great Russell Street, London,London,London