THEME Art, design, literature, media and Music
The Chronicles of Edward Hall
The Chronicles of Edward Hall are not something that many with an interest in the Tudor period may be aware of but Edward Hall was an astute observer of the period. He was born about 1496 in London and was educated at Eton and at King’s College Cambridge He entered Grays Inn and became a…Read More
I’ll drop you by the cabbies shelter then shall I? London cab driver 2018 I was on my way to Waterloo Station in London but had decided to stop off and stroll the embankment gardens. The cabbies shelter is a well known piece of listed architecture on the north bank of the River Thames. “Will…Read More
The Drolatic Dreams of Pantagruel.
The Drolatic Dreams of Pantagruel. Whilst searching through Medieval books and manuscripts for images of ‘witches’ and their symbols this book from 1565 emerged from the archives. It is an absurd collection of characters bound into a single volume, images only, except for a preface by the man who published it in 1565. The images…Read More
George Vulliamy designs on Victoria Embankment.
George Vulliamy was the designer of the iconic lamp posts and benches on the Victoria Embankment in London but what is his link to the Society of Women Artists?Read More
An Anglo Saxon afternoon
The Vinegar Bible
The Vinegar Bible is widely accepted to be one of the best Bibles printed in the United Kingdom in the C18th but how did it get its name and what of John Baskett the man behind it?Read More
WW1 Remembrance Poetry Art and Hope
The Digital Archives of WW1 Poetry needs little introduction. Worthy of a reflective browse and full of deeply moving artefacts. When souls in the extremes of horrific wars raise themselves to such heights, in spite of all they face, it feels like the least we can do is to take inspiration from their art and…Read More
Book of Kells Medieval Masterpiece
The Book of Kells is a Medieval masterpiece that survived the Viking raids over a thousand years ago and can be seen at Trinity College Dublin.Read More
Wynkyn de Worde Printer
Wynkyn de Worde the printer and publisher of Shoe Lane Fleet Street who became a great typographist in addition to the 800 books he produced during the early part of the 16th century.Read More
Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation
Shakespeare’s original pronunciation was very different to the sound of modern spoken English. Hearing his plays in OP is both exciting and enriching and not something to be left off any school curriculum as it totally changes the observers perception.Read More
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