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Helen F
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31 of 37  Mon 27th Aug 2018 6:51pm  
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Urban politics and material culture at the end of the Middle Ages: the Coventry tapestry in St Mary’s Hall
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32 of 37  Sat 22nd Sep 2018 8:12pm  
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An old print of the entrance to St Mary's Hall.
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33 of 37  Tue 9th Oct 2018 11:02am  
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The stocks at St Mary's Hall
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Kaga simpson
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34 of 37  Mon 5th Nov 2018 9:34am  
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Madame Tussaud, who used to travel before she settled down in London, had her waxworks at St Mary's Hall one year. She stayed in Hay Lane in lodgings and was so affable a woman who told many queer tales of the French Revolution. She stayed in Coventry about three months, not only occupying St Mary's Hall as a waxworks show, but also turning the Mayoress's Parlour into a "Chamber of Horrors".
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35 of 37  Mon 5th Nov 2018 10:16am  
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How fascinating Kaga! No idea that Madame Tussaud was in Coventry.
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Midland Red
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36 of 37  Mon 15th Apr 2019 8:46am  
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Mayors of Coventry, St Mary's Hall, 9 Apr 2019 left: John Onley, 1396 and 1418 right: William Whitchurch, 1400 left: Robert Shipley, 1401, 1402 and 1416 right: Richard Sharp, 1433 and 1450
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Kaga simpson
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37 of 37  Mon 15th Apr 2019 3:30pm  
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Midland Red, Robert Shippeley lived just opposite the first Coventry Cross. This cross consisted of a very simple arrangement, probably three steps and a plain shaft of local red sandstone. We find that in 1423 the citizens were erecting another one of a more elaborate nature, set on eight pillars, and the street acquired the name of Cross Cheaping. But the cross became so dangerous, 1510 that some parts were removed. It was not totally demolished until 1537. We now come to Sir William Holleys, Knight, Lord Mayor of London 1540 who gave £200 for the building of a beautiful pyramidical structure which succeeded. Sir William was the son of Thomas Holleys, of Stoke, Coventry, a member of Trinity Guild, Coventry.
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