Category Archives: The Collection

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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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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Recent acquisitions

Listed below are some of our recent additions to the library: Books: ‘Zeal unabated: the life of Thomas Fletcher Waghorn (1800-1850)’ by Andrew Ashbee (2016) 21 titles from the Orpington and District Archaeological Society ‘Rookwood family papers 1606-1761’ edited by Francis Young (2016) ‘From ships to sheep: the story of Smallhythe’ by Tony Butler et.al. (2015) ‘Political and religious reactions

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Kent defences: resource sheets

The Library has a collection of ‘Fort Logs’ produced in the early 1990s’ by the Kent Defence Research Group and the Palmerston Forts Society. Two of them are reproduced below along with a list of all forts covered. If you would like one or more of the logs please contact the library at librarian@kentarchaeology.org.uk. Available FortLogs Bristol Channel Flat Holm Island

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Transcriptions: Sir John Leveson of Halling, Kent, 1590

Transcriptions: Sir John Leveson of Halling, Kent, 1590

The KAS Transcriptions Committee regularly use the library to work on the transcriptions of historical documents. The following is an example of their results. If you would like to learn more about this work or how to get involved please email librarian@kentarchaeology.org.uk with your enquiry. Record Office: Kent County Library and Archive Centre (with permission from South Staffordshire County Council). Document Office: The Sutherland

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New titles in the library

Listed below are our recent additions to the library: Journals ‘Nomina’ (Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland) vol.37 ‘Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’ vol.144 ‘Transactions of the Leicestershire Archeological and Historical Society’ vol.89 ‘Derbyshire Archaeological Journal’ vol.135 ‘Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology & History’ vol.43 ‘Cornish archaeology’ vol.53 ‘Kent Family History Society Journal’ vol.15

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New titles in the library

We recently accepted a number of books as a donation from Mike Ahsley. Many of these titles may be of interest to the general reader. They are listed below and cover topics including Roman Britain, Anglo-Saxons, Normans, military history and kingship: ‘Ethelbert’s kingdom’ by Michael David Mirans (1981) ‘1066: the hidden history of the Bayeux Tapestry’ by Andrew Bridgeford (2004)

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