Archaeology research seminars: Canterbury Christ Church University

Date and venue Wednesdays 17:30-18:30, Room Ng07. Contact Dr Emilie Sibbesson, Canterbury Christ Church University, Tel: 012276 7700 ext.1670 Programme 9 November: ‘The Art and Soul of Bronze Age Metalworking’ with Sophia Adams (University of Bristol) 30 November: ‘LiDAR, Landscapes and Community Archaeology’ with Andrew Mayfield (Kent County Council) 1 February: ‘Digital Humanities and Geographical Text Analysis: Introducing Computational Approaches for History, Archaeology and

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CBASE annual conference and AGM

Pots, Palaces Parks: Archaeology in the South East AD 1000–1700 2016 Annual Conference and AGM  Saturday 19th November Sevenoaks School (Recital Room), Sevenoaks, Kent Ticket prices:  £16 for members and students / £20 for non-members.   Payment can be made by cheque on by online BACS payment. Prices include refreshments and admittance to the finds displays (further details to follow). Speakers

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The portraits: Anne Wyatt/Twysden

Anne Wyatt/Twysden Anne Wyatt was a daughter of Thomas Wyatt the Younger. She married Roger Twysden, only son of Elizabeth Roydon Twysden, in 1562. Together they had twelve children, six of whom died in infancy. She is reputed, according to writings left by her husband and eldest son, to have been well-read, discreet and with the ‘best way of expressing

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The portraits: Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger The son of Sir Thomas Wyatt and grandson of Sir Henry Wyatt, he is remembered chiefly for the Rebellion of 1553 which was conceived in Kent, bore his name and was regarded as the most serious uprising against Mary 1. Born at Allington, his education is little known and accounts of early travels in Europe

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Heraldic Badges conference

Heraldic Badges: From Miniature to Monumental, 1300–1500 Location: The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London Date: Thursday 29 September 2016 – 10:15 am – 6:30 pm The question of how to represent a person was of great importance to artists and patrons in the later Middle Ages. While much attention has focused on the development of facial likeness in

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Discovering Cumbria’s past online

As part of its 150th anniversary celebrations, the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society is making all the volumes of its journal ‘Transactions’ available online. CWAAS members can see all volumes when they log in while non-members can view all but the last 10 years. To search the database, click here to go to the CWAAS website.

The portraits: Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder

Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder Born c.1503 – died 1542. The son of Sir Henry Wyatt, Sir Thomas became a Sheriff of Kent in 1522, and by 1524 held positions at court, including that of Privy Councillor.  He undertook foreign diplomatic missions from 1526, becoming High Marshal in Calais from 1528 – 30, achieving a knighthood in 1535. Such closeness to

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