Did you know that in the Tudor times many people had to make their own entertainment ? There were no computers, televisions, ipads and mp3 players and very few people could read. Without electricity, often people got up early in the morning when it was light and went to bed when it was dark. They worked most of the day and week and so much entertainment was saved until Sundays. The one day of the week when most people didn’t work.
As part of our music lesson, children enjoyed learning about Tudor entertainment, and studied “ The greens sleeves “.Just for interest, the sleeves of ladies clothing worn during the Tudor era were held on with laces and could be detached. Many believe that the words were written by King Henry Viii for Anne Boleyn and that she was the Lady Greensleeves referred to in the lyrics of the song.