Historical Fact

Glass was rare and expensive in Medieval and Tudor times and only churches or Royal palaces could afford glass windows. Wealthy noblemen and merchants used panes of polished horn which were cheaper and tougher and let in lots of light but were difficult to see through.

Historical Fact
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Picking up and weighing a mail shirt was far more educational than drawing a picture from a book and making up the weight with stones!

Angela Hardman - Teacher North Yorkshire