Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas DVD

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Item #: WC7052
Lucy Worsley recreates how Christmas was celebrated during the age of Henry VIII--eating, drinking, singing, dancing and partying like people did 500 years ago.  On each of the traditional twelve days of Christmas, Lucy reveals a different aspect of the festivities--uncovering fresh insights into the Tudor mind and casting a captivating new light on Christmas itself.
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Lucy Worsley recreates how Christmas was celebrated during the age of Henry VIII--eating, drinking, singing, dancing and partying like people did 500 years ago.  On each of the traditional twelve days of Christmas, Lucy reveals a different aspect of the festivities--uncovering fresh insights into the Tudor mind and casting a captivating new light on Christmas itself.

Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudo Christmas Lucy Worsley recreates how Christmas was celebrated during the age of Henry VIII--eating, drinking, singing, dancing and partying like people did 500 years ago. Filmed at some of England's most historic and beautiful locations, she discovers the roots of some of the Christmas customs we still enjoy today, and explores why other festive traditions were lost.

With the help of food historian Annie Gray, she prepares two royal feasts in the kitchens of Hampton Court Palace. Dressed as Henry himself, Lucy samples a stuffed boar's head; later, she tastes a giant forerunner of the Christmas cake. Lucy joins Tudor carol-singers to hear a festive hit written by Henry; experiences the rabble-rousing fun and chaos created by the Lord of Misrule; and enjoys the kind of spectacular entertainment staged at court. She also discovers how ordinary Tudors liked to enjoy themselves--and why the holidays were such a welcome break.

On each of the traditional twelve days of Christmas, Lucy reveals a different aspect of the festivities--uncovering fresh insights into the Tudor mind and casting a captivating new light on Christmas itself."

Producer: Peter Sweasey, Simon Young
Executive Producer: Susanne Curran
Production Year: 2020
Copyright Year: 2019
Rating: TV-G
Director: Peter Sweasey
Host: Lucy Worsley
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 55 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen