I well remember all the excitement when Henry VIII’s Mary Rose was found and brought to the surface for the first time since his reign. The event was broadcast live and we watched as she reappeared inch by slow inch. Yes, it was quite a story. But then, Henry VIII (love him or hate… Continue reading Another “Mary Rose” is found….
Walking “Tudor” England
Suzannah Lipscomb has just completed another series on Channel Five, this time visiting the sites related to the “Tudors”. In the first episode, she concentrated on Henry VIII and the naval power he inherited from John Howard, Duke of Norfolk. The second was principally about the penultimate “Tudor”, Mary I, as well as Edward VI… Continue reading Walking “Tudor” England
Even more “Britain’s Most Historic Towns”
Alice Roberts has been back on our screens with a third series of the above. This time, she visited (Mediaeval) Lincoln, (Restoration) London, (Naval) Portsmouth, (Elizabethan) Plymouth, (Steam Age) Glasgow, (Georgian) Edinburgh and (Industrial Revolution) Manchester, albeit not in chronological order like the two previous series. There was a focus on Nicola de la Haye… Continue reading Even more “Britain’s Most Historic Towns”
This lady struck gold (Henry VII Fine Angel) because she was bored….!
Well, here we go again. Yet another detectorist strikes gold. This time without really meaning to do it! And it’s all hers because she found it on her own land! Well done, Amanda. “….A single mum struck gold when she unearthed a 500-year-old coin worth £2,500 in her back garden. “….Amanda Johnston, 48, was bored… Continue reading This lady struck gold (Henry VII Fine Angel) because she was bored….!