Tag Archives: Tudors and Stuarts

Images of Henry VIII

This pack is designed to help pupils understand how Henry VIII presented himself to his subjects in the days before mass media. Pupils can use the sources provided to study … Continue reading

Plague in Bishop’s Castle, 1593

This entry in the parish register is written in Latin and records the terrible deaths of people in Bishop’s Castle when plague broke out there in 1593. ‘At this time … Continue reading

Bill for work on the Council House garden, 1582

In 1582, improvements were made to the Council House in Shrewsbury. The following document is a bill for work carried out on the garden. It gives details of the work … Continue reading

Inventory, Condover Hall, 1599

Inventories are lists of all the movable goods owned by a person and they are often attached to wills so that after a person dies, their belongings can be distributed … Continue reading

Henry VIII

This fantastic document is an example of ‘letters patent’ and is an important legal document. It says that Henry VIII, King of England, has granted to James Leveson the lease … Continue reading

Burghley map

This print is called ‘Shrewsbury in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth’. It is based on an original map of c.1575 and shows what Shrewsbury was like in the Tudor period. … Continue reading