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Tudor horn book

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A horn book was a small, wooden paddle with one sheet of paper glued to it. Paper was very expensive, so it was covered with a very thin piece of cow's horn to protect it.

On the paper there was usually the alphabet and a religious verse which children would copy to help them learn how to write.

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14th Feb 2008

Subjects:
English, History

Key Stages:
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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Tudor Essex Elizabeth horn book life quill writing paper learn teach hide child

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