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sáb, 15 jun



Tudor World

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Tudor World
Tudor World

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15 jun 2024, 20:00 – 16 jun 2024, 2:00

Stratford-upon-Avon, 40 Sheep St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EE, UK

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Always a prominent feature on Stratford’s landscape, right in the heart of the town, the Shrieve’s House and the awarding winning and haunted Shrieve’s House barn (the museum) date back to the 16th century, although a dwelling has stood on this spot since 1196.

The first known tenant of the building was William Shrieve, who was an archer to King Henry VIII. His name still survives today and in a house such high rank, it could be reasonably assumed he was an important figure in his day and may possibly have been a Sheriff of some sort, as his name suggests.

In the 16th century it was a tavern and the tavern keeper, William Rogers, is said to have been the inspiration for Shakespeare’s famous comic character Falstaff. There is documented evidence that his family had strong connections with Shakespeare, as Shakespeare’s daughter Suzannah was close friends with Elizabeth, the daughter of the Rogers.

In the 17th century, wounded soldiers were brought back to the building after the first battle of the English Civil War at Edgehill. Following the war, John Woolmer, tenant of the building was made Mayor of Stratford.

Having survived two great fires, the plague and Civil War, the house has a lot of secrets to share including hidden priestholes, secret chambers and not forgetting the hauntings.

Start/Finnish Time 20:00 - 02:00

Hot and cold Drinks, snacks supplied. £35pp

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