Maggie Wood, Keeper of Social History,
Warwickshire Museum Service
The Sheldon Tapestry Map of Warwickshire was woven in the 1590s, and was one of a set of four tapestry maps made to hang in Ralph Sheldon's house in south Warwickshire.
It's a rare and wonderful pictorial representation of Elizabethan Warwickshire - a bird's eye view of Shakespeare's landscape.
Before arrival at the British Museum for the exhibition…