Tonight we’re going to party like it’s 1599

I’ve written an article for The Times bringing together two of my great loves: the Tudors… and partying. ‘Tonight we’re going to party like it’s 1599’:

‘Partying like a Tudor is a serious endeavour. Henry VIII’s party without parallel, the Field of the Cloth of Gold — the Glastonbury of its day — lasted for three weeks. By contrast, Elizabeth I’s party at Sudeley Castle — for three days straight to celebrate the defeat of the Spanish Armada — was a bit lightweight. So you need to be prepared . . .’

Tonight we'll party like 1599