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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Roman and post-Roman shrines

A reports on shrine, both Roman and post-Roman, can be accessed online for free. See below for details: Shrines (Roman and Post-Roman) Authors: Kate Wilson and Pete Wilson Publisher:  English Heritage Date: 2011 Introduction: This publication covers Roman and post-Roman shrines, looking at the descriptions of Romano-Celtic temples, Classical temples, Basilican temples, Christian temples and other shrine forms. It briefly addresses chronology

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KAS collection: the portraits: Sir Henry Wyatt

The KAS collection includes a number of Twysden/Twisden family portraits that are currently housed at Bradbourne House. When, in November 1937 Sir John Ramskill Twisden died leaving no heir these portraits were bequeathed mainly to the Kent Archaeological Society, with others going to the National Portrait Gallery. When Bradbourne House was purchased, by what later became the East Malling Trust,

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Recent acquisition

One of our latest additions to the library is a recently published title on Hoo. The Hoo Peninsula is located on the north Kent coast 30 miles east of Central London. The book raises awareness of the contribution that the historic environment makes to the Hoo Peninsula by describing how changing patterns of land use and maritime activity over time

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2016 Festival of Archaeology

Free family day at Maidstone Museum, with the Kent Archaeological Society (KAS). Talk by Dr Sophia Adams on the Bronze Age Boughton Malherbe hoard, one of the largest ever found, from 11:00 – 12:00. Booking essential on 01622 602853. Throughout the day you can talk to local archaeologists and handle artefacts, unearth your own ancient finds in the sandpit dig

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