Recently the rains washed off some soil in a muddy Shropshire field, and yet another metal detectorist had a lucky find–a hawking ring from the Elizabethan period. The most intriguing thing to me was the very bold lettering spelling the name JOHN TALBOT AT GRAFTON across the band of the tiny ring. As it was… Continue reading A HAWKING RING OF THE TALBOT FAMILY
Is the modern ring below, found at this site , meant to be one of the three rings in the NPG portrait? See above. If so, which one? To me, the left ring and the one in the centre look about the same…. The one on the right is totally unlike the “star” ring… Continue reading A lookalike of Richard’s ring….
On Monday, 29th March, 2021, eight medieval and post-medieval finds in Powys (all found by metal detectorists) were declared treasure, and now a number of museums are hoping to acquire the various pieces. The finds consist of coins, finger rings and some personal items owned by wealthy members of Welsh society between the… Continue reading Eight treasures found in Powys….
Reblogged from A Medieval Potpourri sparkypus.com Possible portrait of Elizabeth Talbot, Viscountess Lisle c1468 Petrus Christus of Bruge Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. Note the gleam of the pearls, the pattern of the brocade gown and the little gold pin used for pinning the fine lawn partlet onto the bodice. How delicious! Could this charming portrait be of Elizabeth… Continue reading ELIZABETH TALBOT, VISCOUNTESS LISLE, LADY ELEANOR BUTLER’S NIECE
Reblogged from Edward IV – A King of Bling’s Wardrobe Accounts The Privy Purse Expenses of Elizabeth of York and The Wardrobe Accounts of Edward the Fourth Edited by Nicolas Harris Nicolas Esq As demonstrated by my earlier posts on the subject I enjoy nothing more than a delve around privy purse/wardrobe expenses. This… Continue reading Edward IV – A King of Bling – His Wardrobe Accounts
“….Remembering St Edward, 13th-18th October 2020….During Edwardtide, we celebrate the life of St Edward the Confessor, King of England 1042–1066 and the re-founder of Westminster Abbey. St Edward was canonised in 1161, and to this day, pilgrims come to pray at his shrine…” The above extract is from the website of Westminster Abbey (specifically from this… Continue reading Edwardtide—a Celebration of Edward the Confessor, Saint and King….
Here is a guest post on the Colchester and Ipswich Museums website, by Jill Holmen, Collections Manager of Epping Forest Museum. It depicts a “decade” ring, used for a form of devotion in ten stages and dates from 25 years either side of 1500, recently borrowed by Colchester Castle Museum and was on display there… Continue reading A late mediaeval “decade ring”
The Staffordshire Hoard. One of the biggest hoard of Anglo Saxon artefacts every discovered. See more of this hoard below.. A story has broken of four ‘metal detectorists’ who have been convicted of stealing a hoard of Anglo-Saxon coins and jewellery worth 3 million pounds, most of which is, tragically, still missing. You can tell from the pictures of… Continue reading ‘I saw something shining…’ Metal Detecting Finds..
This illustration is from the Yorkshire Post and has been chosen to illustrate the sort of wonderful finds that have been made by detectorists. There has been a positive rash of such discoveries, and each time I am reminded again of how dreadful it must have been, way back when, to lose something as valuable… Continue reading Medieval jewels have been found, but my emerald has gone forever….
“….It is said that Henry V wore it [the Black Prince’s Ruby] in his jewel-encrusted helmet at the battle of Agincourt, and Richard III did also at the battle of Bosworth….” I found the above sentence in a post on the British Medieval History Facebook group. How very intriguing. It’s something I had never heard… Continue reading Did Richard III wear the Black Prince’s Ruby at Bosworth….?