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Medieval accounts from Richard III’s rule found among job lot of 1930s royal trinkets and souvenirs

Following up on the story posted yesterday here is more in depth information about the discovery of personal documents belonging to Richard III during his time as king.  It is supremely rare to discover documents from this period and is part … Continue reading

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Why museum professionals need to talk about Black Panther

In honour of Black History Month we look at a more modern issue in the field of history and museum practices.   What can this movie teach us about inclusivity and diversity of voices? *Spoiler Warning: opening sequence plot details … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Macron agrees to loan Bayeux tapestry to Britain

President to allow Battle of Hastings embroidery to leave France for first time in 950 years The Bayeux tapestry will be loaned to Britain after Emmanuel Macron agreed to let it leave France for the first time in 950 years. … Continue reading

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Vegetables in the Middle Ages

Vegetables: A Biography, by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, offer the stories of eleven different vegetables – artichokes, beans, chard, cabbage, cardoons, carrots, chili peppers, Jerusalem artichokes, peas, pumpkins, and tomatoes – offering tidbits from science and agriculture to history, culture, and, of course, … Continue reading

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Video: Porpoise found in medieval graveyard

Here is the video of an interesting archaeological discovery on the island of Chapelle Dom Hue near Guernsey. Earlier this week Phil de Jersey, working for Guernsey Archaeology, posted news of finding the skull of a juvenile porpoise in the … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Snobs, Medievalists

Pui Yan Fong for The Chronicle Review We medievalists have had a pretty good run in academe. We were admitted in the final third of the 19th century after we proved that our subject was complex (read: science-like) enough to … Continue reading

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Major archaeological finds at Greenwich uncover lost Royal palace

The team working on the Painted Hall Project have uncovered the remains of Greenwich Palace, birthplace of Henry VIII and of his daughters Mary and Elizabeth I. Greenwich Palace had a scale and magnificence comparable to Hampton Court Palace, set in a … Continue reading

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