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seal of the holy cross

  • Found on important documents signed by The Guild of the Holy Cross (a church organisation in Stratford in the 15th century)
  • They built a new guild hall, a school and almshouses for the poor and infirm
  • Their properties were confiscated during Henry VIII’s reformation but granted to the newly chartered (and Protestant) Corporation of Stratford-upon-Avon in 1553.

Click the links below to discover more:

Wax seals

Bonds and seals in Shakespeare

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