Category Archives: archaeology/history

Flag Fen: a Concise Archæoguide

Originally posted on Francis Pryor – In the Long Run:
And now for a big digression: I’m moving aside for a guest blogger, my niece Alice Smith, herself an active blogger on the theatre. She has just graduated from Leeds in…

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Tower of London Scaffold Tour

This morning I was lucky enough to be able to join a group of people getting a close-up view of some conservation work currently being undertaken on Bowyer Tower and adjacent walls. Most visitors to the Tower of London probably … Continue reading

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Ice Age Art at the British Museum

There are a lot of benefits derived from being a member of the Council for British Archaeology, but I think yesterday’s private view of Ice Age Art at the British Museum was, by itself, worth the membership fee. Space …….…….. … Continue reading

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Time Team cancelled by Channel 4, but it may still have a future

Channel 4 announced the cancelling of Time Team this evening, as reported in The Guardian. There is more information on the official Time Team Facebook page, and a response from Tim Taylor. The series has had its ups and downs … Continue reading

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Brompton Cemetery and Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

What have the following got in common? GoldenEye, Stormbreaker, and Johnny English; the source of Beatrix Potter’s characters’ names; a purported time machine using ancient Egyptian technology; Emmeline Pankhurst, Brian Glover, John Wisden, Bernard Levin, Samuel Cunard, G A Henty, Samuel … Continue reading

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Gerrard Winstanley and the Diggers

Michael Wood has been at the heart of some excellent history television programmes for over thirty years. His latest project, The Great British Story: a People’s History, developed from The Story of England which told the history of the country … Continue reading

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Charlotte, Shelley and the debt crisis

Princess Charlotte was an unhappy person, and had what would appear to have been a horrible life. She was the daughter of the Prince Regent (later King George IV), and although she found happiness in her marriage to Prince Leopold … Continue reading

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