A Tudor Christmas
Christmas Delivery Dates
To ensure you are receiving your Christmas presents on time you must place your order by the following dates:
Sat 3rd November - Rest of the world
Sat 17th November - Western Europe
Tues 18th December - UK
The Museum of London shall deliver the goods ordered to the delivery address which you supply.
Delivery will be made by Royal Mail in the UK, and via reciprocal carriers for all other destinations
Please note the information below is intended as a guide only - Your total shipping will be calculated automatically during checkout prior to the completion of your order.
£4 postage on all orders under £50
FREE postage on all orders £50 and over
£15 postage on all orders
Rest of the World
£25 postage on all orders
For all other postage options, please contact the shop directly and we shall endeavour to fulfill your request.
Christmas in Tudor times was a period of feasting, revelry and merrymaking ‘to drive the cold winter away’. A carnival atmosphere presided at court, with a twelve-day-long festival of entertainments, pageants, theatre productions and ‘disguisings’, when even the king and queen dressed up in costume to fool their courtiers. Throughout the festive season, all ranks of subjects were freed for a short time from every day cares to indulge in eating, drinking, dancing and game-playing.
We might assume that our modern Christmas owes much to the Victorians. In fact, as Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke reveal in this fascinating book, many of our favourite Christmas traditions date back much further. 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 festival was so beloved by English people that Christmas traditions survived remarkably unchanged in this age of tumultuous religious upheaval. Beautifully illustrated with original line drawings throughout, this enchanting compendium will fascinate anyone with an interest in Tudor life – and anyone who loves Christmas.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape