Hardwick Hall - Y4

posted 19 Jun 2013, 07:43 by hleach@dore.sheffield.sch.uk   [ updated 21 Jun 2013, 11:04 by Richard Hanks ]
On Wednesday 12th June the Y4’s headed off to Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire to bring alive our study of the Tudors. Our first glimpse of the house helped us to see how the saying ‘Hardwick Hall, more glass than wall’ came about. Glass was very expensive in Tudor times and Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury or ‘Bess of Hardwick’, who became richer with each of her four marriages, built the house to show off her wealth. Inside we toured the rooms seeing how the rich ate, slept and entertained. In the long gallery they would have danced, admired the portraits, played indoor games and walked up and down for exercise when it was too wet outside. Part of our day was spent in the garden where we learnt how important different herbs were for cooking, medicines and covering smells! Now where is that pomander?.....


Richard Hanks,
19 Jun 2013, 07:43