photo of Grayhill Farm, reconstructed early 17th century building

The company specializes in the period 1000-1660 (Medieval to early Stuart). We produce books under the Stuart Press imprint and a wide range of historical goods and services from Educational Talks to Feasts and Farm Produce.

Please note that our books are not available through Amazon.

New!

English Civil War Defences of London

Stuart Press is pleased to announce new volumes in the series Clothes of the Common People In Elizabethan and Early Stuart England: Dyeing, mens clothing, womens clothing, footwear and accessories.

Stuart Press PublicationsHistorical Management Associates Services
Military Matters 302 BC–1603 AD, 1603–1660Consultancy, Management and Procurement Services
Food and Cookery: 410 AD–1450 AD, 1550 AD–1660 AD Feast and Banqueting Services
Clothing and Textiles: 950–1580, 1580–1660. New Series: 1558–1660 Educational Courses for Schools and Adults
Agriculture: 1000 AD–1485 AD, 1580 AD–1660 ADFilm, Television and Radio Services
Living History: Music and Dance, Law and Religion, Medicine, Social Practice, Sex and Artefacts, Re-enactment regimental historiesMuseum Services: (Staff Training, Replica Buildings, Events and much more).
DVD’s, CD’s and Tapes Special Events and Demonstrations.
The Shop: ArtefactsGreen Valley Farms
Accurate Historical FabricsHistorical Fruit Varieties
SheepskinsTimber and Fuel
Other ArtefactsVerjuice and Preserves

The new 35 volume “Clothing of Common People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England (1558-1660)” series is by far the most detailed and all embracing study of the costume of the normal people of England so far undertaken for the period of Elizabeth, Shakespeare and the English Civil War. It draws on the study of surviving garments, paintings, plasterwork, over 18,000 wills and inventories and over 71,000 pre 1660 books and pamphlets. It rigorously examines and justifies whether the original evidence is trustworthy before moving on to analyse the nature of the clothes and how to construct replicas.

Essential reading for museums, theatre companies and re-enactors who wish to be truly accurate.

dairy in Grayhill Farm
Reconstructed 17th century dairy at Grayhill Farm