Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Tudors on Tour

A couple of weekends ago we went to Tatton Park to see "The Tudors on Tour" presented by Royal Historic Palaces.  Henry VIII arrived on progress with his queen, Katherine of Aragon:

We watched Tudor craftsmen at work:

We watched plays by Tudor actors (very funny) and then watched the jousting:

Then the weather turned cold and wet, so after eating our picnic standing up, we huddled round the roasting pit for warmth:

Tried our hands at archery with a crossbow:

 And then returned home to get warm and dry.

It would have been a great day if the weather hadn't let us down, but we're English, so we just wear fleeces and waterproofs and get on with it, so still an enjoyable day out.


Linda Metcalf said...

That looks like so much fun! Lucky you!

ADDY said...

Sounds like a fabulous day out. I love it when they bring history to life.