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Dead bodies, just 'bodies', or bones? Thoughts on terminology when studying the past

I once had to play a game (part of an exhibition guided tour): to choose a word that defines myself and write it on my name tag…’ ( 1,176 more words


Maison Dieu: guidebook

The hospital of Maison Dieu was built in the 13th century at Ospringe in Kent and stood on the line of the main road from Dover to London. 92 more words

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we built our home on a lone dirt track that the map said not to follow
and when you went hunting rabbits I was huddled in the dawn… 164 more words


Bury St Edmunds: Charnel House

The charnel house at Bury St Edmunds lay within the precinct of the abbey, just to the south of the west end. It lies in what is now the Great Cemetery. 28 more words

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Brougham Castle: Latin Inscription

The 13th century keep of Brougham Castle, Cumbria incorporates reused masonry from the Roman fort (Brocavum). A Latin funerary inscription is built into the ceiling of the second floor (RIB… 29 more words

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