What to Expect at

Church, State and Household Church, State and Household Church, State and Household

The way it works:

Visitors to Living History are encouraged to see each stop in crocodile. Since the product we deliver has a great richness of depth, it is crucial not to work too hard or talk too long: around ten minutes is ideal. We don't want to overdose the punters.

Although the precise location and nature of stations tends to vary in order to accommodate circumstances and personnel, a typical circuit might be like this:

The 16th Century equivalent of being chained to the kitchen sink
  • Stop 1 At the soldiers' camp we learn about pike musket, cannon, horrible death, irregular wages, and loud NCOs with giraffe fixations.

  • Stop 2 We are welcomed to the house by the steward who explains the social status-quo and introduces the gentry who explain the Divine Right of Kings. In another room, the neighbouring family have very different ideas.

  • Stop 3 Emerging into the kitchen we see how the excellent vittles are prepared. Outside a boy is skinning rabbits/gutting trout and a party of vegetarian schoolchildren are being violently sick as a result.

  • Stop 4 The grounds with country crafts like cobbling, basket-making, joinery, petty larceny and the like in full swing.

  • Stop 5 The tea room, and a gentle return to nineteenth century beverages.