Most of the tokens that mothers left with their babies at the Foundling Hospital between 1741 and 1803 were coins and medals. Common objects that were in general circulation, tied around the neck of their offering with coloured ribbon or embroidered fabric. 956 more words
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As much as my kids moan about the number of museums I drag them to there are times when a museum trip can prove very useful. 958 more words
A week ago I had a rendezvous with twenty students from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The meeting had come about after a professor at the distinguished university, Maren Niehoff, who lectures in the humanities, had stumbled upon my book while visiting London’s renowned… 354 more words