He is survived by his wife, Marylane, and two children, Sebastian and Abigail. Archivists and historians have been living with a better parallel ever since the Americans got it into their heads that buying UK cultural property from impoverished landowners and greedy writers was a good idea. A far better parallel to the marbles is, for example, the medieval archive of Battle Abbey, which can be consulted in the original only in a private library in Pasadena, CA. Microfilm is available in Lewes, rather like the casts which one can see in Athens.
I am agnostic on the Parthenon marbles debate, but would become a passionate advocate if I felt that their return would encourage the recovery of the miles of archival material which has gone west in the course of the last century. If you go to the Guardian website you will see the current state of popular opinion in Britain on the issue: in favour of return 79 per cent; against 21 per cent. Other polls, drawing on world opinion, give stronger majorities still, in excess of 98 per cent. A tide is flowing! He did all this while holding a Readership in Medieval Archaeology at Birmingham and dealing with all the political silliness involved with that and being very heavily involved in Rescue and the West Midlands Rescue Archaeology Committee RIP.
Sitting in his spacious Victorian flat in Selly Oak day and night, with Radio 3 blaring away, he doggedly churned out these great works. He managed to be inspirational and great deal of fun, too, and is one of the best excavators Britain has ever produced. Every year since the City of London Archaeological Trust has been supporting archaeological work in the City and its environs defined in practical terms as out to the M25 by giving grants and raising funds from City sources.
In these difficult times it still has the capacity to give out small grants, and it has recently begun to administer a small additional annual fund produced by the magazine London Archaeologist. The Trust invites applications for and favours educational projects and work leading towards publication.
The closing date for applications this year is Friday 16 October , and grants are given in December; as the grant is available for one year only from the April following, careful project planning may be required. Enquiries about the range of work supported can be made to the Secretary, our Fellow John Schofield.
Please email the MMT to reserve a place. He has edited the series Kirker i Norge Churches in Norway and published widely on Norwegian churches and the conservation of churchyards and funerary monuments. Daily to 25 October : Fellows visiting Melbourne should take time to see the special exhibition A Day in Pompeii , which opened at the Melbourne Museum recently. The day will cover how to use FOI to access records and information and how to make successful requests. The workshop is aimed at academic researchers; other research workers, such as journalists; librarians, archivists and other information professionals who provide research services and research training; compliance officers interested in facilitating access and advising requestors and public policy makers in the access to information arena.
The conference will examine the economic issues linked to retaining and enhancing the historic environment, from regeneration and tourism to environmental and low-carbon benefits. Honorary Fellow Willem Willems and co-author Harry van Enckevort have just published a full account in English of Roman Nijmegen, including the most recent excavation results.
Fellow Jane Moon is stepping out of her normal paths through Middle Eastern archaeology to publish using her married name, Jane Killick an edition of a Victorian diary she found in the Birmingham University archives. Talking with Past Hours: the Victorian diary of William Fletcher of Bridgnorth Moonrise Press is the work of a young man who worked for a bank in Bridgnorth from to and provides an unusual insight into the life of a Victorian town, including the building of the Severn Valley railway, and the ups and downs of Victorian health care.
An introduction sets the scene, and the conclusion traces the subsequent fate of William Fletcher and his friends and family. Joe finds that many marine miniatures reflect the technological realities with surprising accuracy, keeping pace with the extraordinary speed of shipping innovations, and that they provide vivid glimpses of seafaring society at work and play.
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For each group of material, the emphasis is on presenting the available analytical and microstructural data, which are then interpreted to provide information on the raw materials and methods of fabrication employed in their production. Where appropriate, the raw materials used in the production of these materials are compared with those used in the production of contemporary glass.
The authors say that bringing together data for such a wide range of materials, geographical regions and chronological periods enables similarities and differences in production technology to be identified, and the pattern of technological discovery, adoption, choice and transfer is thus revealed. From bricks we go to the opposite end of the ceramic scale. Not all was lost, however, as Martin Henig recounts, for Elias Ashmole had had the foresight to make a series of wax impressions of the classical cameos and intaglios which survives in the Bodleian Library.
Augmented with contributions made by Caroline of Ansbach, George III and George IV, the whole collection almost succumbed to fire again, for it was displayed in the Stuart Room at Windsor Castle for much of the twentieth century and was, by great good fortune, removed shortly before that chamber was destroyed by fire in Human torment in the fires of the Catholic Mary Tudor is the subject of Fires of Faith by our Fellow Eamon Duffy Yale , which has received universal praise, even from those who, like our Fellow David Starkey, quarrel with its conclusions.
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In particular, parliament would not agree to confiscate the estates of the Protestant exiles who had fled abroad at the beginning of the reign. That entrenched a Protestant reversionary interest that would have been a source of long-term instability at best and religious war at worst. The result was a paradox. But the English state remained in thrall to the old king. And, as usual in post-Reformation England, the state won. The Society is very grateful to the donors of the following books, given to the Library in the period from January to March The post holder will help maintain the momentum for reform in Parliament and in the heritage sector, act as the focal point for Heritage Link input to the PPS15 consultation and work closely with English Heritage on a communications strategy.
Devil's Cub , Georgette Heyer 5. Distant Voices , Barbara Erskine 7. Belinda , Maria Edgeworth 8. Lady Susan , Jane Austen 9. The Convenient Marriage , Georgette Heyer Challenge Category 2: Classics The country cottage, with a thatched roof and roses growing round the door has to the be classic, chocolate box, impression of English houses. I hate to disappoint, but it ain't necessarily so.
That doesn't stop us hankering after the classic cottage experience, right until reality hits your head on low beams, windows that rattle in the wind and a chimney that can't be persuaded to draw. However, let's ignore reality and imagine oursleves in a better place. This category is for housing those books that have achieved classic status, at times, in spite of their failings.
I'd like to read at least 6 of these this year. The Scarlet Letter , Nathaniel Hawthorne 2. At one time they were essential to the survival of every village. They come in a variety of forms, depending on the local resources; this is a post mill, a typically East Anglian design of wind powered mill. It is built around a central post that runs the height of the mill and everything you can see with the exception of the circular roofed lower storey rotates to ensure that the sails face the wind.
This example is Saxtead Post Mill and it is in the hands of English Heritage This matter of factness makes the mill the place I will house my selections of non-fiction. I aim to read one per month, but that's not always met, so I'll aim for 10 over the course of the year. Emsworth's Plum , Linda Newell. Category Challenge 4: Heyer Series Read The terraced house is a product of its time, the need to get more houses in a smaller space. They're not the maximum occupancy of the back-to-backs, but they get a bad rap.
There was a tendency in the 20th century to build rows and rows of terraces, all looking the same, just one after another. But it is people that make a house a home, and this example of a terraced house is not just any terrace, it is the childhood home of Paul McCartney.
Canon of Sherlock Holmes
This, along with John Lennon's childhood home, are both open to visitors on pre-booked tours, as they are in the hands of The National Trust As terraces come one house after another, I'm using the terraced house as my place to read all of Gerogette Heyer's romances in publicaiton order. This is a work in progress, as shown below. I have read 7 this year, and that was stalled by not owning 2 of them, so I will aim to read 8 of these in the year. In the 18th century, having one of these showed you'd made it to the top of the social tree. They were a glorified greenhouse, for the growing of exotic plants in the miserable English climate.
They were positioned to take advantage of what sun was available, often on the edges of walled kitchen gardens. The gardeners of the day alos used to make use of tricks like having the compost heap on the back wall, to provide warmth to the fruit trained on the other side of the wall. The example above is at Belton House, which is in the hands of The National Trust The books to accompany the Orangery are those that have won or been shortlisted for the Orange Prize in any year.
The Last Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Heiress of the Castle of Ightham by Alice Warwick
I know it has changed its name now, but it'll always be Orange to me. I'd like to taarget reading 6 in the course of the year. How to be Both , Ali Smith 2. It is an intricately decorated building, the original use of which is not entirely clear. It is generally accepted as having been used by a warrener, overseeing the safety and health of the local warren.
Yes, it could be the most highly decorated bunny keeper's house.
It is the decoration that makes this special though. It was built in the Elizabethan by a catholic who was less than secretive about his faith. He was imprisioned more than once, died in the tower and left the family in poverty when the estates were confiscated. Relatives of the family were involved in the Gunpowder plot.
The decoration is in multiple of 3 the holy trinity and gets a lot more complicated from there. There are inscriptions that run around the walls and the windows make cross patterns when viewed from inside. If you knew what you were looking for, this building would have been a dangerous statement of faith. The lodge is now in the hands of English Heritage The size and shortage of walls makes this the perfect choice for short stories.
Since my commuting time has reduced, I've taken to listening to short stories on audiobook in the car, on the grounds that I can stop between short stories without too much difficulty, or recap from the beginning as I set off next time. No numbers here, as it's a bit of a varibale feast!
Wrote for Luck , DJ Taylor 2. Distant Voices , Barbara Erskine 3. The Lemon Table , Julian Barnes. And when you number a list, you start with number 1, so this is the place for that monster list, the books you should read before you die. I may not finish them, but it certainly gives me a good stock of titles to work my way through. I'm currently at titles read.