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Sheldon Tapestry Maps

In the past year the Sheldon Tapestry Maps of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and Worcestershire dating from the late Tudor period have all been displayed in the Bodleian’s Weston Library; the final member of this set, Warwickshire, is on display just over 40 miles away in Warwick.

The Weston Library is hosting a one-day symposium to celebrate these stunning cartographic masterpieces, exploring their historical context in terms of mapmaking and their place in society; marvelling at conservation work, and bringing the tapestries up to date with the latest research on both their content and creation.

This is a series of presentations by expert speakers about the results of the most recent research and conservation work.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Fitting it in, filling it out: from Christopher Saxton's survey to Ralph Sheldon's tapestry maps This talk was given as part of the Sheldon Tapestry Maps Symposium Hilary Turner 02 Dec 2019
2 Creative Commons The Catholic Gentry in Ralph Sheldon’s Midlands This talk was given as part of the Sheldon Tapestry Maps Symposium Katie McKeogh 02 Dec 2019
3 Creative Commons Power, Propaganda, Magnificence: the cartographic background to the Sheldon tapestry maps This talk was given as part of the Sheldon Tapestry Maps Symposium Peter Barber 02 Dec 2019
4 One stitch at the time: Returning the Sheldon Tapestry Maps to life This talk was given as part of the Sheldon Tapestry Maps Symposium Nick Millea, Virginia llado-Buisan 02 Dec 2019