June saw us trade in our pounds (£) for groats and head back to Tudor times at the very impressive Kentwell Hall in Long Melford.
We joined them for their main event of the year as they showed us what life was like back in 1578. At this point in time William Clopton had become Lord of the Manor of Kentwell, following his brothers sudden death. Queen Elizabeth had been on the throne for 20 years. The gentry in the house were busy preparing for the Queen’s forthcoming visit whilst those in the grounds were making ends meet, ensuring the house was well catered for and practicing their specialist skills.
We learned how the kitchens were prepared and how the house was looked after on a day to day basis, how entertainment was provided, families managed and the trades of the times. It was a thoroughly fantastic day and something we would love to visit again as there is so much to take in. A video of some of our team and members attempting dancing Tudor style is available at the bottom of the page 🙂
A huge thank you to the team at Kentwell Hall for their support on the day!