He is so very beautiful, that Tigerboy. And I was much struck by the people who recalled him, visitors upon the manor from last year who remarked upon his growth :) … [Read more...] about Tudor child, Kentwell hall 1578
I've participated at Kentwell in 5 reenactments now, 3 main events where there are around 250 Tudors about, and two minis, closer to 100. Each time I've been on the barnsward, as a felter, in the barnschool, in the cotte. Smallest has grown up there, it's her summer holiday, and Tigerboy is … [Read more...] about I miss the barnsward.
Can't be measured in pounds and pence. I'm forever seeing articles going on about how many thousands of pounds it costs to raise a child to 18 years old and mostly it looks like nonsense. Yes, there are some specific costs. Children do need to eat and drink. They start in nappies and clothes and … [Read more...] about The cost of a child
Meet Goodwife Joan of the barnschool at Kentwell Hall. She also has her son Cal with her. They are standing in the door of the great barn, you can see the barnsward behind them. Joan rises early and breaks her fast in little melford. She may have chores to do before she comes to work - mayhap some … [Read more...] about Goodwife Joan of the barnschool.