Welcome to my Time Traveller series!
I love history, from the dark depths of centuries gone past, to more recent years. So I’ve reached out to my fellow bloggers and asked if they could go back in time, when would they travel to and why?
This week I’m joined by Carol from A Journey to a Lifetime:
If I could go back to one period in history, it would have to be the Tudors. I find the whole period fascinating especially King Henry VIII. Everything you watch or read makes it feel full of wealth (for those that had it) and scandal. It also is a period that seems so different to our own that without seeing it for yourself you will never truly know what it was like.
If I could really time travel I would like to visit twice. The first trip I would like to be a member of the court. Close enough to the royal family to see what it was like but not that close as I do not want to be divorced, beheaded or die. I would want to see the lavish parties/banquets, what it took for the ladies to be ready to attend the parties, what happened at them from how they dance to the food they eat. I would also like to see how the rich lived and how they treated others below them.
My second visit would be on the other side, so I would like to live as a servant and again see what life was like. The parties I mentioned before what is it like for the staff? The preparation it took to get the rich really and furthermore the preparation that went into the planning of that evening. What did they do to get by? Did they say money for those that they worked for so that they pocketed an extra little for their own family or were they loyal to their employee 100%? I think this visit I would see so much more than the first, I do know that a servant’s life could be like a duck on water, where it looks great for those on the outside but under the water their legs are paddling like crazy just to keep afloat.
I think if we truly could time travel this would be a place everyone should go!
Thank you Carol!
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