My Grand day Out

I popped back into the sixteenth century on Sunday for an Elizabethan Christmas. I was rather hoping it would get me started on preparing for my own celebrations.

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2018-12-09 11.47.55The infamous ‘Grape of Death’ trick had us holding our breaths for fear the jester might choke. Not nearly as scary as his hobby horse, though.
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2017-12-03 13.03.23 I really go to listen to the Elizabethan Christmas music, preferable to the commercial stuff we hear today.

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Hautbois have some rather interesting facts about the evolution of the midwinter holiday we now know as Christmas. They made me laugh – and gave me some ideas I can use in my own writing.
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The Tudors ate too much, drank too much – no change there, then.
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