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Hardwick Timeline

Produced by University of London

Hardwick New Hall is famous as the home of the one of the most powerful women of the 16th century, Elizabeth countess of Shrewsbury, whose initials

Parish Life and the Hardwick Estate

William Senior's plan of Hardwick, c.1609, showing the two mansions and the surrounding park shortly after Bess had died.

Farming the Hardwick Estate

Elizabeth dowager countess of Shrewsbury (c.1521–1608), best known to history as `Bess of Hardwick', is probably the third most famous Englishwoman