Tudor Liverpool

King Henry VIII, a Tudor Monarch

King Henry VIII, a Tudor Monarch [4]

Liverpool remained small under the reign of the Tudors. The city gained procession of the wasteland between the city and Toxteth Park and in 1516 John Crosse gave all of his property to Liverpool under the condition that a grammar school be started. Crosse also donated a house that was used as Liverpool’s first town hall.[1] The map of Liverpool dated 1572  shown below shows some minor expansion when compared to the original street plan of the city.[2] Even with expansions, “Liverpool by the end of the sixteenth century was still very small and had changed hardly at all in two hundred years.”[3]

Map of Liverpool in 1572

Map of Liverpool in 1572 [5]

[1] Mary Cathcart Borer, Liverpool (London: Longman Group Limited, 1971), 31-32.

[2] Liverpool, 1572, Wikimedia Commons, last modified September 12, 2008, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Liverpool.1572.jpg.

[3] Borer, 34.

[4] Henry VIII, History Today, accessed April 20, 2105, http://www.historytoday.com/archive/british_english_monarchs/henry-viii.

[5] Liverpool, 1572.

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