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This book with photos & drawings takes you on a journey through London visiting places associated with the Tudors including museums displaying artefacts. The great thing about this book is that all the places can be seen and/or visited - some well known and others not so but all have connections to the Tudor period. The author has personally taken the 'travel back in time' Tudor tour and relays her experiences to the reader making this book a truly interesting & informative read - keeping history 'alive'. The places to visit have been well researched & written in a way that does not overload the reader with information.
For those that wish to visit London, Natalie has put together a 3, 5, 7 & 10 'Tudor holiday' timetable so the enthusiast can 'travel back in time' however this book is also great for people like me who are 'armchair travellers'.
The format is straightforward & easy to follow. After the introduction it is split into 3 parts (Houses, Halls, Palaces & Castles, Churches & Religious Houses and finally Museums & Galleries). For each place there is the history and then the relation to the Tudor period followed by visitor information (sometimes even a mention of a place to eat!)
Please note: Natalie does mention that you may need to ring ahead/check websites to avoid any disappointment as some places change opening times, are closed due to functions, etc - this shows to me that Natalie wants the reader to fully enjoy their travel experience. From Natalie's writing you can sense she really wants you to be totally immersed in these places, even telling you to look out for particular areas/things that you could so easily miss.
If you are like me and 'travel' from your armchair, this book still takes you on an adventure and with Natalie's style of writing you sometimes feel as though you are actually visiting these places! I found this book to be very interesting as I was discovering not only new places but information too - a most enjoyable read.
If you have enjoyed this book I would highly recommend 'In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn' and 'In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII'
Grueninger’s book is a fascinating guide on how to explore Tudor London in modern times.
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