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My orders from the library came in yesterday and this morning I am starting Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufman. I will reserve any judgment as I am literally only a few pages in, but I have high hopes as it was shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize.

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In Tudor and Stuart times, gifts were given at New Year rather than at Christmas.
Here is a musical New Year's Gift. It's an anonymous 17th Century dance of that name from Thomas Middleton's Inner Temple Masque, or Masque of Heroes, 1619.
From BL Add. 10444
Alison Kinder: bass viol
Tamsin Lewis: violin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpY3yW1X4eQ&ab_channel=Passamezzo

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A Tudor Christmas Carol
As I outrode this enderes night.
From the Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors, one of the Coventry Mystery Plays.
[The better known 'Coventry Carol', "lully lulla, thou little tiny child" comes from the same source.]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39AA6kFmpWY&ab_channel=Passamezzo

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It's December, so it must be all right to start posting Christmas music...

This Enders Night
An anonymous early 16th Century lullaby carol from the court of Henry VIII.

From MS Royal Appendix 58

Emily Atkinson: soprano
Richard de Winter: tenor
Robin Jeffrey: lute
Tamsin Lewis: alto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjye1LQE4bY&ab_channel=Passamezzo


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The Tudors in Love
Passion and Politics in the Age of England's Most Famous Dynasty

In this groundbreaking history, Sarah Gristwood reveals the way courtly love made and marred the
Tudor dynasty.

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    THE GREATEST ELIZABETHAN MYSTERY—who killed Amy Robsart, wife of the Queen’s favorite, Robert Dudley?—explored in this intriguingly framed novel that breathes new life into a much-told story. Richly envisioned. B PLUS

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-minds-evil-toy-g-lawrence/1143908991

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    John Dowland: Sleep, wayward thoughts
    from The First Booke of Songs or Ayres, 1597.

    Richard de Winter: tenor
    Robin Jeffrey: lute
    Alison Kinder: bass viol

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1-HkJGG0Vo&ab_channel=Passamezzo


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    Today's video was one of the last things that we did before lockdown in March 2020... It was filmed in the Great Watching Chamber at Hampton Court Palace, while preparing a section on Elizabethan music for Historic Royal Palace's Futurelearn course on Tudor entertainment.

    Augustine Bassano: Pavan
    From Egerton MS 3665

    Robin Jeffrey: lute
    Tamsin Lewis: renaissance violin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0rC0gVr2ig&ab_channel=Passamezzo


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    With its haunting melody, and the romantic myth that it was written by as a love song for , Greensleeves has remained popular over the centuries and today, is probably the best known of all .

    However there is no proven connection to Henry VIII, and the earliest mention of the broadside ballad called was not until September 1580, (some 33 years after his death). It was an immediate hit, and a number of imitations and parodies were produced in the following months and years.

    Our recording uses the text from 'A Handful of Pleasant Delights', 1584 - the earliest surviving source. There are many verses, some of which contain lovely descriptions of clothing and other aspects of

    Richard de Winter: baritone
    Robin Jeffrey: lute
    Alison Kinder: bass viol
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pej-PqWDJ4U&ab_channel=Passamezzo

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