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WELCOME TO
SULGRAVE MANOR

A UNIQUE VENUE WITH A FASCINATING HISTORY

Sulgrave Manor is a Tudor and Georgian house built by direct ancestors of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Discover how Civil War, financial ruin, and a shipwreck led to Washington’s great-grandfather seeking a fresh start in the New World.

Explore Sulgrave Manor, an accredited museum, which comes to life with costumed interpreters, interactive games and engaging displays. Set in a picturesque village thirty miles from both Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, Sulgrave Manor’s compact size, inviting gardens and the Brewhouse offering tasty cakes, make it an ideal family destination.

Please note, at the present time there are no official Speakers from Sulgrave currently available to give off site talks to organisations but please make an arrangement for your group to enjoy a special visit to the Manor.

Events at Sulgrave Manor

Item of the Week

During the reign of the catholic queen Mary Tudor, many protestants fled to Calvinist Switzerland. In Geneva, the Bible was translated from the original Greek
and Hebrew texts into English. The Geneva Bible was printed in 1560. It was the first mass-produced bible in English that was available to the public and included various guides and study aides. It was used by William Shakespeare, Oliver Cromwell, and was carried by the pilgrims who crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. By 1600, half a million English bibles had been printed. The Geneva Bible was the first English version that had the Old Testament translated directly from the Hebrew Scriptures. A vernacular bible was an incredibly important part of the Protestant Revolution, as it meant that the common man could have access to the word of God, not just those who could read Latin. The King James version was printed in 1611 and by the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, it had supplanted the Geneva Bible. Here at Sulgrave we are lucky enough to have our own Geneva Bible, printed in 1607. Its owner, Edmund, wrote several notes in the margins.

If this is an item you wish to know more about please speak to our House Stewards on your next visit.

Credit: Ci Ci

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During the reign of the catholic queen Mary Tudor, many protestants fled to Calvinist Switzerland. In Geneva, the Bible was translated from the original Greek
and Hebrew texts into English. The Geneva Bible was printed in 1560. It was the first mass-produced bible in English that was available to the public and included various guides and study aides. It was used by William Shakespeare, Oliver Cromwell, and was carried by the pilgrims who crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. By 1600, half a million English bibles had been printed. The Geneva Bible was the first English version that had the Old Testament translated directly from the Hebrew Scriptures. A vernacular bible was an incredibly important part of the Protestant Revolution, as it meant that the common man could have access to the word of God, not just those who could read Latin. The King James version was printed in 1611 and by the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, it had supplanted the Geneva Bible. Here at Sulgrave we are lucky enough to have our own Geneva Bible, printed in 1607. Its owner, Edmund, wrote several notes in the margins.

If this is an item you wish to know more about please speak to our House Stewards on your next visit.

Credit: Ci Ci