The armour worn by warrior knights of old was not merely worn for protection; each one was a work of art with hidden messages denoting power and identity. Tobias Capwell, BA, MA, MA, PhD, FSA is an author, lecturer and broadcaster, and curator of arms and armour at The Wallace Collection in London. Read about […]
World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. The first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland took place in 1997 to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading. This year is […]
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The House of Tudor included some of the most famous monarchs in England’s history including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The time period also saw the beginnings of what was to become The Royal Collection. Test your Tudor knowledge with this online quiz, courtesy of The Royal Collection here.
Brian Margetson gave a fascinating illustrated talk on Britain’s small working ferries and told a variety of interesting stories involving them. There are about 125 ferries in England and Wales and the Mersey ferry, which used to have several crossings daily, is now mainly used for tourism. Gerry Marsden, who wrote ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’, […]
A self-taught painter, by the time of her death in 2008 Mary Newcomb’s work was celebrated for its exquisite rendering of nature and wildlife. As a new exhibition on her work prepares to open, Arts Society Lecturer Christopher Andreae shares the core details on her life and art here