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Subject: Tour of Tudor England
Date Posted: 7/1/2009 2:26 PM ET
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Allison Weir will be the study leader on a tour of Tudor England. http://alisonweir.org.uk/news/index.asp  I would so love to do this.  Unfortunately it is very expensive and there is no one in my life that would do it with me.  Maybe I should buy lotto tickets.



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Date Posted: 7/1/2009 3:42 PM ET
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OMG!!!! I would sooooo love to do that! I'd do it with you if we could figure out how to pay for it!

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 5:50 PM ET
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Donna, if you win the lottery and are able to go, promise me I can stow away in your suitcase :)

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 6:19 PM ET
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Wow, spendy.  But sounds fascinating!

Date Posted: 7/2/2009 2:32 PM ET
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Gosh, I'd love to do that, too. And like the rest of you, I couldn't afford it.

But at least I'm in good company!  :)

Date Posted: 7/2/2009 3:50 PM ET
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Allison Weir will be the study leader on a tour of Tudor England. Link  I would so love to do this.  Unfortunately it is very expensive and there is no one in my life that would do it with me.  Maybe I should buy lotto tickets.

Wow - that is one very interesting trip.  And extremely expensive!

I don't mean to intrude, but I just wanted to say that I used to live in England and have been to most of those places listed in the Tudor England tour and you can go on your own for a whole lot less than $6,000.   You wouldn't get to hear the historians or have Alison Weir as a tour guide, but you could learn and see a lot on your own. 

Just a few comments.  There is no way you can see Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London in one day.  You wouldn't get to see much at all.  You can "see them" and that is about it.  The Tower alone is an all-day experience. 

You could fly to London and use public transportation and take guided tours once you get to your destination.  Granted, England is EXTREMELY expensive, but you can still have a good time for less than six grand.   London is one of the most expensive cities in the world (which is why my English husband and I live here).  But there are some nice 2-star hotels and reasonable places to eat, if you know where to look. 

Seriously, if a couple of people from this forum wanted to go together, you could do it for a lot less than six grand.  Just wanted to add my two cents and encourage anyone who can scrape up the money to not wait to pursue your dream trip. 

Oh, and I'm a big historical fiction fan myself.   I guess that's why I studied Medieval history in graduate school and now I'm exploring ancient Roman history.