Monday, November 13, 2006

Question from Christine - Clocks


Did the Tudors have clocks?



2 Comments:

Blogger Lara said...

Yes, they had clocks - the clock at Hampton Court Palace being a wonderful example - http://tudorhistory.org/castles/hcp/clock.jpg
Mechanical clocks date to about the 14th century in Europe and spring driven clocks would have been around by the Tudor period, but the pendulum clock came along later. I'm going off memory here, but if you need more details, I can recommend some books to you when I get to work tomorrow.

November 13, 2006 9:32 PM  
Anonymous Hope Walker said...

Small watches were also worn during the Tudor period; see Diana Scarsbrick's Jewellery in Britain 1066-1837, pg. 146. There she writes, "Many watches had a bell to sound the hours, and so were calls clocks after the French 'cloche' for a bell..."

November 30, 2006 7:52 PM  

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