It's Only Time And Not Space Which Separates Us From The Past!
The Tudor Travel Guide's
'Live Like a Tudor' Immersion Weekend 2022
Enjoy an immersive and memorable Tudor weekend away, based at the Old Hall in Norfolk.

DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR 2022

What is the ‘Live Like a Tudor’ Immersion Weekend?
As Tudor lovers, we LOVE to read about Tudor history but imagine what it would be like to experience living like a Tudor!  
In collaboration with Brigitte Webster from TudorExperience.com, 'The Tudor Travel Guide' has created an immersive Tudor experience, held over one weekend, where you will have the chance to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Tudor England.  
We will be based at Brigitte and Tom Webster's sumptuous early, sixteenth-century manor house: the Old Hall in Norfolk, the county of Anne Boleyn's birth. From the moment you arrive, you will be able to leave the present behind and escape to the past. 
This weekend surpassed our expectations when we ran it for the first time in 2021. Praise for the event was fulsome. You can read some of the testimonials a little further down the page. 

Come and join us!

PRICE: £599 per person 

You can pay in full at booking or there is the option to pay in 3 instalments of £200 each over 3 months. The option will appear at checkout.
Please note that accommodation must be arranged separately. Read on for further details.

What You Can Expect from the 'Live Like a Tudor Weekend'...

Friday 19 August 2022 

Day One: Arrive late afternoon. 

In the evening, relax and enjoy a very informal talk (over a glass of wine or mead!) by 'The Tudor Travel Guide'. Sarah will welcome you to the weekend and share with you her latest research interest. You can be sure that this will embrace the very best of Tudor places, journeys and progresses. You will then be served with homemade Tudor food for your evening meal, courtesy of our host, Brigitte Webster, whose recipes are regularly featured on 'The Tudor Travel Guide' blog. 

Conversation, wine (or other alcoholic drinks) and laughter will flow as we warm up for the weekend ahead! There will even be time to dress for dinner. You can bring your own Tudor costume, or (size depending) try on a number that we will have available for loan for the weekend.

Saturday 20 August 2022
Day Two: Kentwell - The High Summer Tudor Event 

We will be taken by air-conditioned minibus to the utterly unique high-summer Tudor re-enactment event at Kentwell in Suffolk , where we will enjoy a full day out.  Kentwell's high-summer Tudor festival is probably the largest, and certainly most authentic, re-enactment event in the world. The grounds and house are taken over by Tudors as they go about their everyday business, be they merchants, milk-maids, lords or ladies. 

You will have the fun of being able to talk to the characters of the past. I promise you, this joyous event will make you feel as though you have slipped back in time and is utterly unforgettable! After a full day out, we will return to the Old Hall and chat with our fellow Tudorphiles over our candlelit, Tudor dinner as we share the colourful stories of the day and learn more about Tudor food from our host, Brigitte Webster.

Sunday 21 August 2022
Day Three: Tudor Fun at the Old Hall

On our final day together, we will indulge in a couple of Tudor past-times. The first is falconry; the sport of the Tudor nobility.  Meet some birds of prey close up and have a go at flying them for yourself! 
The second will be some Tudor dancing. You will be able to watch a number of Tudor dances being performed by our guest dancers before being invited, (should you wish), to join in and learn some of the easier dances for yourself.  Perhaps you will want to grab your very own Tudor selfie to impress your friends! 

Finally, there will be more tasty Tudor morsels to eat for lunch before Brigitte conducts a tour of the house.  

Around 3pm, the event will draw to a close.

Included With Your Ticket

Here are all the wonderful treats you'll get with your admission

  • Tudor dinner on the first and second evenings, including a talk on Tudor food by Brigitte Webster on day two.
  • ​A Tudor lunch on the final day.
  • ​Tea, coffee and Tudor snacks while at the Old Hall.
  • ​A welcome talk by Sarah Morris (The Tudor Travel Guide) on the first evening.
  • ​Tudor dancing and music, including demonstration dancing and a chance to join in and learn some of the simpler Tudor dances for yourself. 
  • Travel to and from Kentwell by minibus.
  • ​Your entry ticket into Kentwell. 
  • ​A tour of the Old Hall by Brigitte Webster.
  • ​The opportunity to play Tudor games and enjoy some falconry on the final morning of our stay.
  • ​A chance to try on items of Tudor clothing (full costumes will be available to try, although this will be size-dependent. However, everyone will, at the very least, have chance to wear some Tudor headgear.)
IMPORTANT:
Please note that accommodation is not included in the price of this ticket, to allow you to flex your budget as you wish.

COVID: We will do everything we can to stick to our itinerary. However, we are at the mercy of COVID these days and should a flare-up occur, and lockdown is imposed, meaning we have to cancel, our policy will be to refund or offer a roll-over to another date. Similarly, COVID has greatly affected historic sites and should the Kentwell arrangements be changed, with either the event being cancelled or moved to another date, we will endeavour to offer an alternative experience, such as a visit to Blickling Hall, once home of the Boleyns, or lay on more Tudor entertainment at the Old Hall if appropriate. If all else fails, we will offer a refund if we feel we cannot fulfil the spirit of the weekend by finding a suitable alternative experience. 

Please also note that to keep everyone safe, we are asking that everyone who signs up for the weekend agrees to providing proof of vaccination and proof of a negative COVID test taken the evening before you travel to the event.

If you are looking to stay at the Old Hall, Brigitte does have a limited number of guest rooms available. These can be booked/paid for directly with her. Please call Brigitte on +44(0)7766 016 523. 

You will also need to cover the costs of drinks or food that you buy during our day out at Kentwell.

Highlights of Your Weekend

  • Immerse yourself in Tudor living: indulge your senses in this highly experiential weekend event in the privacy of a gorgeous early, sixteenth-century manor house.
  • ​Enjoy the world's largest and most authentic Tudor re-enactment event: See all of Tudor society at work in and around the grounds of Kentwell in Suffolk, once home to the Clopton family. A unique chance to learn, first-hand, about Tudor life in the company of fellow Tudor history lovers.
  • Make new Tudor-loving friends: One of the wonderful things about taking part in a weekend like this is that you will be surrounded by people who love what you love. No need to fear boring anyone with your Tudor talk! You are free to indulge in your passion and make new friends along the way.
  • Learn a Tudor dance: Accompanied by live Tudor music, you will have the chance to watch a demonstration of Tudor dancing and also join in! Get ready to learn one or two simple Tudor dances. This can take place indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather. Incredible fun!
  • Eat authentic Tudor food: Whilst at the Old Hall, you will be enjoying a wide variety of Tudor dishes that have been home cooked by our host, Brigitte Webster. (Note: dietary needs can be catered for). Please contact Sarah Morris after booking your place to discuss your needs further via sarah@thetudortravelguide.com
  • Enjoy the Pastime of the Tudors! Enjoy learn about and participate in falconry, the sport of the Tudor nobility.
Make new Tudor-loving friends as we did here at last year's 'Live Like a Tudor' weekend!
"'A truly wonderful weekend was created by Sarah, Brigette and Tom at the old hall. Having never done any form of reenactment or been to any historical themed events, I was absolutely thrilled to find that everyone was lovely. The old hall is an absolutely stunning building with wonderful hosts in the form of Brigette and Tom. It was truly a joy to listen to Sarah's talks and to chat with her over lovely Tudor dishes, prepared by Brigette and of course a few cups of mead. I would be delighted to return should another fun filled Tudor weekend be planned" Hint Hint😁' - Annis
'The Living Like a Tudor event, at The Old Hall, should be called Living WITH Tudors. It was a gathering of like-minded lovers of Tudor history that I could talk with, learn with, laugh with and feast with. Sarah truly was our Guide and, along with Brigitte and Tom of The Old Hall, provided a wonderful balance of environment, information and instruction, while allowing us time and opportunity to delve into our individual areas of interest. You come for the food and leave with friendships! I can not wait until the next one!' -Susan Stallman
Thank you to you and Brigitte for organising such a special and unique event. Who else has ever tasted that food in this century - it must be unprecedented? I feel we six were very privileged and very clever to attend such an event! I feel very enthused and excited about what you will each do in your respective and joint ventures in the future with all your talent and initiative. It’s just the beginning! Congratulations.x' - Gail Stanley
Meet Your Event Hosts
Dr Sarah Morris
Sarah Morris, also known as The Tudor Travel Guide, lives in the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside. She has written two novels about Anne Boleyn, ‘Le Temps Viendra: A Novel of Anne Boleyn, Volumes I and II, plus she has co-authored two non-fiction books; ‘In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn’ and ‘In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII’.  

In 2018, Sarah established The Tudor Travel Guide: 'your visitor’s companion to the houses, castles and manors of sixteenth century'. She has appeared on several TV shows as a Tudor expert and was central in the rediscovery of the ‘Anne of Cleves’ Heraldic Panels’ with Jonathan Foyle. Sarah also produces a monthly podcast, The Tudor History and Travel Show, exploring Tudor places and artefacts.
Tom and Brigitte Webster
The TudorExperience.com is the brainchild of Brigitte Webster. Born in Austria, Brigitte trained, and served as a schoolteacher for 25 years. Her qualification was in history and cooking, a combination that has finally come together in her current career as a culinary historian, currently working on a number of publications on international cuisine of the sixteenth century. The TudorExperience.com is a venture that finally allows her to share her passion for all things Tudor with a wider audience, especially now that she and her husband have at last moved into their dream home, an authentic Tudor manor. 

She is supported in her venture by her husband, Tom who is a long-standing history re-enactor, military adviser and owner of an historic firearms company.
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