Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas

Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas — from carols to gift-giving, feasting and drinking — was just as popular 500 years ago, with some surprising Tudor twists.

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Drink Tasting


Lucy Worsley visits an old tavern, which once welcomed patrons through Henry VIII’s reign.

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Christmas Eve Traditions


Christmas Eve signaled the start of an important holiday tradition: decorating.

The Lord of Misrule


We join Lucy Worsley as she meets the “Lord of Misrule.”

Lucy Worsley Helps Prepare Classic Tudor Recipes


Lucy Worsley visits Hampton Court’s kitchens with Food Historian Annie Gray.