Tudor times are re-enacted at Kentwell Hall

1560 Tudor recreation at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. ANL-140420-195950009

1560 Tudor recreation at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. ANL-140420-195950009

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Visitors to Kentwell Hall’s Easter event were transported back in time to the Tudor period at the weekend.

More than 100 staff and volunteers dressed up and acted out the roles of Tudor bakers, butchers and 16th century boys-in-waiting.

1560 Tudor recreation at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. ANL-140420-201453009
1560 Tudor recreation at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. ANL-140420-201453009

Thousands of people came from across the country to the event.

The day was an assault on the senses as the sweet aromas of hand-made lavender perfumes collided with the main hall’s grand feast, while the grounds were dominated by the smell of livestock, including new-born lambs.

Of all the roles acted out across the hall and its grounds, the best was handed to those whose job it was to eat endless amounts of food at the feast scene, entertained by a troop of comedy performers who roped in poor, unsuspecting members of the public.

GRAND: A great feast took place in the main hall, replicating what would have happened in the 16th century.
GRAND: A great feast took place in the main hall, replicating what would have happened in the 16th century.
1560 Tudor recreation at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. ANL-140420-200012009
1560 Tudor recreation at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. ANL-140420-200012009
1560 Tudor recreation at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford.
1560 Tudor recreation at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford.
1560 Tudor recreation at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. ANL-140420-200053009
1560 Tudor recreation at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. ANL-140420-200053009
1560 Tudor recreation at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. ANL-140420-200128009
1560 Tudor recreation at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. ANL-140420-200128009
 

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