We are now recruiting for volunteers to take part in our summer season events. If you would like to apply to be part of Tudor Kentwell, either as a 'Tudor' or helping behind the scenes, please write in now, to: Live as a Tudor, Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9BA enclosing an A5 SAE.
Join the Tudors to celebrate the Feast of St Michael and All Angels in 1559. With the harvest gathered in, the gentry, retainers (cooks, bakers etc), craftsmen and labourers are preparing for the long winter ahead.
A beautiful Handfasting took place at Kentwell this afternoon, between Pip Cabbage the Mummer and Francis (Fanny) Green of the Stillroom. They broke bread and counted the crumbs that fell into an apron, foretelling how many children they will have.
Come join our Tudor pageant this weekend! It's set to be full of colour, flags and mock battles. The Tudors will perform their version of the Battle of Agincourt from 1415. Expect lots of flag waving, colour, noise and merriment.
We enjoyed a glorious Tudor Handfasting yesterday, between our Alehouse keeper Jack and Rush Weaver, Jennet. Their hands were tied before they jumped together over fire (created by our Alchemist) in a traditional handfasting ceremony.
We were delighted to enjoy the unexpected low flyover of the Battle of Britain Lancaster bomber on Saturday at 12.37, which flew over Kentwell on its way to the flyover over Buckingham Palace. Not exactly a Tudor activity but so exciting for all who saw it!