Tudor Trades and Town Life

Urban life in all it’s variety allows us to explore a range of trades and crafts typical of the Elizabethan era.Tudor skills, materials and methods come together to create a lively and bustling scene where butter wives rub shoulders with blacksmiths.It is a great opportunity to join in a card game at the alehouse, try on some of the second hand clothes being sold by the petty chapman or listen to the ballad seller’s song. Tudor town life draws us into the worlds of money and commerce, apprentices and masters, shopping and hawking that is both familiar and enticingly different.