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Elephants and the royal menagerie...

After a look at mechanical elephants in our parks and gardens I thought perhaps I should look at the place of the real thing there as well.    2,027 more words

Through time: the history behind your watch

David Thompson, former Curator of Horology, British Museum

Do you own a watch? What does your watch look like? Is it a traditional mechanical watch made by one of the leading Swiss watch manufacturers or is it perhaps a cheap everyday item which you use just to tell the time? 660 more words


Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

A few weeks ago now, before my little trip to Italy, we went exploring yet again and visited the ruins of Kenilworth Castle, with its fantastically recreated Elizabethan Garden. 96 more words

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Fact of the day: 16th July

On this day in 1557 Anne of Cleves (b. 1515) died.

Anne of Cleves was Queen of England from 6 January 1540 to 9 July 1540 as the fourth wife of King Henry VIII. 280 more words

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Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden Part 2: The Garden

One of the main attractions of Kenilworth Castle is the reconstructed Elizabethan garden. They have a remarkable history of their own, set aside from that of the castle. 324 more words

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Taking on the "Hot" Tudors

I am deep into the preparations for my summer graduate institute next week: “The Tudors: History, Media and Mythology”. As I’ve got the history and historiography down, my preparations encompass… 541 more words


Exam Reading - Nostalgia and Elizabethan England

In residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library for the month of July and already finding some fascinating connections between the semi-random assortment of manuscript materials I’m pulling and my exam reading. 1,242 more words