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Scientists set to unlock secrets hidden inside an ancient scroll….

Canterbury Roll

“The Canterbury Roll is the most significant and substantial medieval artefact in New Zealand. For 100 years, UC has been the guardian of this unique 600-year-old treasure, which tells the history of England from its mythical origins to the late Middle Ages….”

The above is a tantalising reference to a roll that promises to reveal some fascinating facts. We hope. It covers the period of the Wars of the Roses and was originally Lancastrian, but fell into Yorkist hands and was, um, adjusted. Whether to point to the truth or tinker with it has yet to be discovered.

Looking forward to its unravelling!

 

There is more at https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/medieval-scroll-gives-up-secrets-from-the-original-game-of-thrones-30z9mk0b3

and

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5324695/Hidden-secrets-emerge-bonkers-Canterbury-scroll.html

 

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Two great calendars, in spite of Henry VII spoiling August on one….!

bl-illustrated-manuscripts-calendar-2017

I have just bought this British Library “Illuminated Manuscripts” calendar for 2017. It’s gorgeous, and the illustrations are magnificent reproductions. I bought it from Amazon – couldn’t find it on the British Library site.

If you follow the link, you can see small pictures of all twelve illustrations. August’s picture is of Henry VII adoring the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, but it doesn’t look in the least like him. More like Edward IV! And anyway, August is only one month out of twelve. Right? So don’t let him put you off. It’s still a great calendar to enjoy.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Library-Illu…/…/ref=sr_1_1…

There is another gorgeous calendar available, again at Amazon, but this time from the Fitzwilliam Museum. http://tinyurl.com/zlms8yp. This time I haven’t spotted any sneaky Henrys.

fitzwilliam-calendar

 

 

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