Historical How Tos

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5 Ways to Party like Elizabeth I

A reconstruction drawing by Ivan Lapper of Queen Elizabeth I being welcomed by Robert Dudley in July 1575
Posted:
21 June 2019
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English Heritage
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Historical How Tos

Do you dream of holding history’s greatest get-together? Or being the host with the most? Take some tips for how to throw the perfect party from Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, who produced the ‘Princely Pleasures’ at Kenilworth Castle, a nineteen-day celebration put on for the delight of Q...

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Why do we eat pancakes on pancake day?

Banniet tort Sam Bilton
Posted:
8 February 2018
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
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Historical How Tos

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is on 13 Februrary in 2018. We asked Sam Bilton about the history of the celebration. She's also found an 18th-century recipe for a kind of pancake pie for you to try at home - the ultimate Shrove Tuesday treat. If you fancy something simpler, try Mrs Crocombe's ...

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