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Hornbook

Description

A 16th century wooden hornbook; rectangular piece of wood with signs of a broken off handle at the bottom; in the centre on one side is an incised W.S. or W.B.; on the front of the book are 20 small nail or tack holes, one with the tack still present; very worn especially at corners; it is enclosed in a glass and wooden frame.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1993-31/652

  • Date

    1500 - 1600

  • Material

    wood

  • Measurements

  • Length

    215 mm

  • Height

    130 mm

  • Marks & inscriptions

    W.S. (?) W.B. (?),

  • Location

    Anne Hathaway's Cottage - Parlour

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust