St Mary, Puddletown, Dorset

St Mary, Puddletown, Dorset Puddletown in Dorset derives its name from the nearby River Piddle. It was apparently, originally called ...
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Magic in Medieval Manuscripts

Magic in Medieval Manuscripts, Sophie Page, 2004; expanded hardback edition by British Library 2017. Small but perfectly formed: this books ...
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All Saints, Great Chesterford, Essex

All Saints, Great Chesterford, Essex All Saints church in Great Chesterford, Essex, dates from the 13th century. although most of ...
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December Miscellany

December Miscellany Pictures This month's pictures are from the Roman Britain and Europe galleries in the British Museum. Future Events ...
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The Tudor House Museum and the D-Day Wall, Southampton, Hampshire

The Tudor House Museum The Tudor House came into being in 1491, when Sir John Dawtrey, Overseer of the Port ...
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“The noblest monument of English Prose…” The King James Bible

Begun in 1604 and published in 1611, the King James Version became the Authorised Version of the Bible, and has ...
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All Saints, Ashdon, Essex (2/2)

All Saints, Ashdon, Essex (2/2) All Saints church has a number of apotropaic marks on its stonework. It has several ...
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The Folk-lore of Herefordshire – A Classic County Folklore Collection

As part of our series looking at older books, Rebecca Ireland talks about Ella Mary Leather's classic collection of Herefordshire ...
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All Saints, Ashdon, Essex (1/2)

All Saints, Ashdon, Essex (1/2) There are some churches, that, as soon as you enter them, you know you're going ...
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November Miscellany

November Miscellany The pictures this month are from a friend of the site, Daniela Weber, who came across these graffiti ...
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Saint-Vincent-le-Paluel, Dordogne, France

Saint-Vincent-le-Paluel, Dordogne, France This small church can be found in a hamlet in the Dordogne. The inside of the church ...
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The Graffiti of St Giles, Wormshill and All Saints, Iwade, Kent

The Graffiti of St Giles, Wormshill and All Saints, Iwade Alan Anstee of the Kent Medieval Graffiti Survey talks about ...
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