These royal charters give us fantastic insight into how Daventry’s town laws were passed centuries ago. The museum is lucky to hold four charters (two under the name of Queen Elizabeth I, one under James I and the other under Charles I). The charters gave Daventry the right to such actions as trading, holding town fairs, collecting taxes and electing officials. They were all handwritten on parchment (the skin of a calf, goat or sheep), which must have been treated especially for the purpose by wetting, stretching and scraping. All legal documents right up until the 19th century were written on parchment. You wouldn’t want to make any spelling mistakes…
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During the Easter Holidays Daventry Museum is hosting a #free performance of Tea with Oscar Wilde by Don’t Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company on Wednesday 11th April from 2pm to 3pm – An immersive and interactive show suitable for ages 11+ Call 01327 301246 to book your free tickets or email email@example.com Daventry Town Council Love Daventry The Village Emporium Magazine DIP into..
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