Kentwell 1556

We have just returned from our time travel back to Tudor England 1556 at Kentwell Hall. Such a beautiful setting πŸ™‚

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It was fantastic! We left Wayne at home as he had said it wasn’t really his thing but I am sure he would have loved it too!

After changing our money into Groats we made our way through the ‘time tunnel’ leaving the 21st century behind. We were welcomed by the players musical merriment and dancing πŸ™‚

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Poppy enjoyed the dancing as it meant she got to spend time with her friends πŸ™‚

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We saw lots of friends, both in and out of costume, sampled men of ginger, march pane, sticky oats and fresh fruits in exchange for pennies πŸ™‚ We all loved wandering around the house and gardens, soaking up the Tudor atmosphere. It was lovely chatting to the Tudor folk and watching them at work.

The girls particularly loved the wool dying, spinning and dress making, this is the area Skye would prefer should we decide to do Kentwell ourselves. Poppy is keen to either work with the horses, be a maid in the house or work in the dairy.

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Upon our visit to the Cott where dinner was being served, I managed to get myself told off for parading round in men’s clothing (I was wearing trousers!) Apparently I could have gone to prison for such a thing!

The girls carried flags in the procession which took us to the Battle of Agincourt, collecting the Gentry on the way.

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I was quite surprised at how brutal the ‘battles’ are!

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The battle was followed by more merriment outside the ale house πŸ™‚

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I was so proud of all my ‘Tudor’ friends whose hard work has paid off. They all looked amazing πŸ™‚

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Also loved the beggar women πŸ™‚

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It was a most wondrous day πŸ™‚

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. liveotherwise
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 15:40:58

    lovely pictures of a familiar maid there. Am sad that I missed everyone visiting by one day!

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  2. Kirsty
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 18:39:43

    looked like you got a great day for it πŸ™‚

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  3. em
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 20:21:39

    What a great pic of Os πŸ™‚ and of R πŸ™‚ was lovely to see you xx

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  4. Bess Chilver
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 13:26:40

    How lovely!! Its so nice to see more photos of the event. As I take part in it (I was Lady Margaret de Vere in a red dress), I rarely, if at all, manage to take any photos.

    Incidentally, the photos of the Knights coming into the field ready for the battle show my husband Edmund playing Lord Aubrey de Vere who was playing the King of France and then the next shows Her Grace the Duchess of Suffolk (in black dress with gold and black forepart) and me behind.

    So glad you had a lovely time. There is a Victorian event on the 14 and 15 August. I’ll be the Lady-of-a-lot-of-names aka Lady Millicent French Acheson Bence-Jones! It tends to be reduced to Lady Milly! πŸ˜‰

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