enables you to explore the world of 1601 through
a virtual reality reconstruction of the Rectory
House, which once stood on the west side of
Hackney's Mare Street (then called Church Street).
Much of the information we
have on the Rectory comes from an inventory
of the house taken when the owners, John and
Jane Daniell, fell foul of the law, and their
house and goods were seized by the Crown.
Their story is told here in
the form of a video
drama - find out more about them, how they
raised the money to alter the house and what
happened to them in the end.
Enjoy your excursion into Tudor Hackney.
that it will provide an insight into general Tudor life, and how court and country could come
to be linked in the web of intrigue and politics
of the latter days of Elizabeth I.