Agecroft is lucky to have many legal documents from the Langley and Dauntesey families. They offer us an insight into the lives of the family, even if we don't have any personal written records from them.
One of the best examples of legal documents in our collection is a pardon from Queen Elizabeth I. After having the text of the pardon translated, we discovered that it served to pardon the recipient, in this case Robert Langley, from any prior crimes (with some exceptions). In this video, Mason, Little, a member of our Tour Service staff, tells of the background of this fascinating document. Can you think of any modern counterparts to this pardon?