Great British Castles: Dover Castle

Have you been to Dover Castle, Kent? If you have, you might know something of the multi layered history it has been a part of over centuries! Recently, I watched Dan Jones’ British Castles: Dover Castle. In an engaging, upbeat way, the documentary covers the dramatic social history of Dover Castle. 5 things you (probably)…

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Silver-Plate Butter Dish

What is it? What is it’s Known Story? This object is a Butter Dish. It is silver-plated and has a revolving domed lid turned by two ornate handles on either side. It is engraved with a flower pattern and has a glass dish under the lid where you would place butter. This object has been…

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Winterfest 2017

At the beginning of July, Hawkesbury Showground Sydney plays host to a medieval fair called Winterfest. Running over the weekend from 10 am till 5 pm, this fair is suitable for the entire family and for a range of medieval enthusiasts. What can I see at Winterfest? Mounted Skill at Arms Display It took a…

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Objects in Articles July Edition

The last day of July has come around so quickly! And just in time, here is the Objects in Articles July edition. The articles included this month cover ancient human remains, a previously unread Herculanean scroll, and recently discovered Roman writing tablets. But that’s not all, this edition also includes newly uncovered information about an…

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Wade’s Rubytone Tea Set

Ever since An Ornament’s Story, I have planned to do a post on the Rubytone tea set owned by one of my family members and mentioned in the article. But sometimes, information can be incredibly hard to come by! So while I haven’t filled in all the gaps about the set that I’d like to,…

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Pompeii Rescue: Object Highlights

Pompeii Rescue: Navy, Empire, Catastrophe is currently on at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour. It is a relatively small exhibition with internationally sourced objects from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples as well as the Pompeii and Herculaneum Excavations. This exhibition is not all about Pompeii and Herculaneum. The opening 3D film…

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Objects in Articles – June Edition

Welcome to Objects in Articles June Edition! This month, I’ve found five articles which all have a farily archaeological focus. Objects include 17th century clothing, coin hoards, castles built by crusading knights, Roman slingshots, and fakes and forgeries from the ancient and medieval worlds. Hope there’s something in there to take your fancy! Clothing from…

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United Kingdom; The Film

Over Christmas, I heard about a film called United Kingdom directed by Amma Asante; starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. A couple of weeks ago, I finally curled up on the couch to watch it! This is an inspiring movie based on a true story about the marriage of an English typist and an African chief….

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