In the News: Swedish Girl’s Exciting Lake Discovery

Like something out of Arthurian legend, in July 2018, an eight-year-old girl on her summer holiday with her family found a 1500-year-old sword that pre-dates the Vikings! With drought conditions at the time, the water was much lower than usual in Lake Vidostern, Jonkoping County, Sweden. The young girl found what she believed to be a stick and picked it up, noticing the handle, she … Continue reading In the News: Swedish Girl’s Exciting Lake Discovery

In the News: Black History Month 2018

October marks Black History Month in the UK. It has been celebrated for more than 30 years by schools and councils with discourse and community events highlighting black heritage for the wider population. However, this year a row has overshadowed one of the highlights of the cultural calendar. Some councils have changed the name ‘Black History Month’ to be inclusive of other diverse cultures now … Continue reading In the News: Black History Month 2018

In the News: Newly Discovered Suffragette Letter and Romanov Family Photographs Exhibited

Letter from Annie Kenney to her Sister Nell Found A letter written in 1905 by leading Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) suffragette Annie Kenney has been discovered in a Canadian archive.  Kenney is doubly interesting: not only is she one of the earliest militant suffragettes at the heart of the movement along with the Pankhursts, but she was also from an altogether different background, working-class … Continue reading In the News: Newly Discovered Suffragette Letter and Romanov Family Photographs Exhibited

In the News: Museum of Freemasonry Opens its Doors

Freemasons to share its history Later this month, the Freemasons will open an exhibition to showcase their impressive collection of jewels, which includes items bequeathed to them by King Edward VII.  The Freemasons, once so secretive, have tried to dispel myths surrounding their membership in recent months and this further permission to explore rarely seen pieces is as enticing as it is fascinating. For someone … Continue reading In the News: Museum of Freemasonry Opens its Doors

In the News: Elizabethan Ring Found and Henry VIII Portrait Dated Using Dendrochronology

A Lost Elizabethan* Ring  An English metal detectorist literally struck gold when searching a Somerset field.  Last year he found a gold ring that has been dated to between 1550 and 1650. After being registered as treasure, it was examined by the British Museum and has since been offered for sale. However, with no museums wishing to purchase it, it will be auctioned next month. … Continue reading In the News: Elizabethan Ring Found and Henry VIII Portrait Dated Using Dendrochronology

In the News: the Hot Summer Uncovers History

Hidden Archaeology Recently, the hot weather in Britain and Ireland has uncovered the remains of historic buildings hidden from view for hundreds of years. Marks on the parched grass delineate where buildings once sat and a race to plot each scorch mark then ensued before rain once again caused the finds to be hidden from view. Aerial investigators flew over Wales to record hitherto lost … Continue reading In the News: the Hot Summer Uncovers History