Tudor Day Out: Hampton Court Palace & Hever Castle Day Trip

Henry VIII’s masterpiece Hampton Court Palace is set in over 60 acres of gardens and parklands along the scenic River Thames. You won’t want to…

SGT London Day & Weekend Trips Schedule

SGT DAY TRIPS                     Year Round Departures (Saturdays, as noted) MONDAYS                 Shakespeare Country: Stratford-Upon-Avon & Cotswolds Villages TUESDAYS                Jane Austen’s Hampshire: Chawton & Winchester…

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Tudor History Tours

Tudor History Tours is a family owned and independent company operated by husband and wife team Steve and Laura Murphy. Combining the best of business practices and historic appreciation, with a dedication to personal service, they ensure their clients have the best possible historic experience. Steve knew that he was a natural tour guide when in Germany a few years ago he was asked, in French, how to find a particular museum. He is a

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Six Wives of One King

Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded, survived.What is the story behind this famous mnemonic? What of the women themselves? How did these women live and how did they become the Consort to the most notorious King of England? Find out on this fully escorted tour to discover the life and loves of Henry VIII’s six wives. This historic tour is a fascinating journey in search of all the six wives of Henry VIII. Over 11 days

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Tudor Women Tour

Our Tudor women historic tour embraces the lives of wives, sisters and courtiers in the turbulent Tudor century. Some of the women we meet on our tour were powerful in their own right, others held power more discretely. A few were victims of politics of the age and all have a story to tell. This tour looks closely at where and how they lived together with how they fit into the rich history and tapestry

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Finding Henry Tudor – Reformation Hero or Villain?

Henry VIII was not born to be King yet he acceded to the throne before his 18th birthday. Married six times: four times for love, once for affection and once for duty, he had three legitimate children. A Renaissance Prince when young, his divorces and subsequent order to send two of his wives to the executioner’s block made him the most notorious King England has ever witnessed. History sees Henry as a tyrant and a

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Henry VIII – Defender of the Realm

Henry VIII’s England was constantly under threat of invasion from the powers in Europe. During his reign, Henry built England’s defences to withstand any such attack. He was the father of the Royal Navy; inheriting only five serviceable ships, by the time of his death England had over 70 warships at sea. Henry ordered the building of castles and forts along the coast line from the Humber estuary to the Pembroke pensinsular in Wales. A