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Knitting Sheaths


In Elizabethan times the humble knitting sheath would have been a useful household tool. Find out more in this blog post.

Helen Cook
In the Vault

A Visit from "The Players"


Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project: listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books. Meet the mysterious "Players".

Norma Hampson
In the Vault Birthplace Visitors

Sustainability is a Tudor way of life

Shakespeare's family homes

My name is Mistress Ellen and I am a Maid in the household of Yeomen Farmer Mr Adam Palmer of Wilmcote. The year is 1573 under the reign of our gracious Queen Elizabeth, and being a Tudor maid means never wasting anything.

Mistress Ellen
Mary Arden's Farm