In July 1575, Queen Elizabeth I visited Kenilworth Castle for a 19-day celebration. She was invited by Robert Dudley, who planned to use the celebration as an elaborate proposal. So in July 2020, we held a digital party recreating some of the events from 1575.
Five party planners worked with Jeremy Ashbee, an English Heritage Historian to learn about the history of the original event. Asking all the important questions, from ‘what kind of food would they have eaten?’ to ‘who was taller, Robert Dudley or Elizabeth I?’, in order to plan the perfect (digital) Elizabethan party.