At the dawn of modern British life the late Elizabethan period is one of the most colourful and enigmatic in our history. This is our passion, we love researching, experimenting and rediscovering the ordinary facets of daily living for men, women and children in…
There’s more to food than you might think. Have a look at this photo gallery of an event we have staged on several occasions for Haddon Hall in Derbyshire. Everybody is interested in food and it’s an accessible way to bring the past to life….
Focusing on a single trade, we provide a detailed exploration of Elizabethan art and it’s craft practices. Painters were skilled craftsmen whose work touched almost every corner of Elizabethan life, from cutting edge scientific discovery, and religious devotions to Inn signs in remote villages….
At least 60% of people in late Tudor England spent their youth as a servant in someone else’s house. Gentlemen’s sons spent their youth in formal schooling, their daughters in learning housewifery from their female relatives. The more wealthy Yeoman followed the same pattern….