TUDOR HACKNEY

John and Jane Daniell left manuscript autobiographies which told their side of the story, and described their attempts to recover their home in Hackney, the Rectory. These are John's 'Danyells Dysasters', and Jane's 'The Misfortunes of Jane Danyell'. They provide a marvellous insight into their characters, as well as casting light on their way of life in Hackney, and it is from these, as well as other documents from the time, that our dramatic re-enactment, with Jane as narrator, has been based.

Chapter 1 : The Source of Our Sorrows: Link opens in a new window (2.6mb)
Chapter 2 : A Visit From Her Ladyship: Link opens in a new window (2.6mb)
Chapter 3 : The Truth Is Out: Link opens in a new window (2.4mb)
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Chapter 4 : Fair Recompense: Link opens in a new window (2.0mb)
Chapter 5 : A Home in Hackney: Link opens in a new window (2.5mb)
Chapter 6 : All is Lost: Link opens in a new window (3.4mb)
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This site, developed with funding from the New Opportunities Fund as one of the projects within Sense of Place, London, forms part of the National Archive's Education site. It was developed as a partnership between Hackney Archives Department, Immediate Theatre and the National Archive's Education Team