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An Exceedingly Rare Lute by Hans Frei, Bologna
Within the collections of the Warwickshire Museum, is an exceedingly rare 16th century lute. Not only is this instrument of incredibly high quality, but it was made by one of ...
Young Cromwell's Notably Presumptious Letter to his Superior
The letter Few personal letters written by Oliver Cromwell before 1640 have survived, so this letter1 is of particular value for the insight it provides into his character at a critical stage of ...
Sheldon Tapestry Map of Warwickshire: Conservation and New Discoveries
In 2011, the Sheldon Tapestry was taken off display at the Market Hall Museum in Warwick and began a programme of specialist cleaning and conservation. Once it was cleaned, the conservators ...
Produced by Heritage & Culture Warwickshire and supported by Warwick District Council, the Reframing Sheldon project aims to explore how digital arts and creative technologies can be used to shed new ...
Mourning Ring from Wolverton
Mourning rings date back from the Middle Ages and continued to be used until the early 20th century. It was in the 17th century that they became more defined from ...
Lutes in Shakespeare
This year a rare, 16th century Hans Frei lute will be on display in the Market Hall Museum, and whilst this lute did not arrive in Warwickshire until the 20th ...
Pest Control, Tudor Style, and Hedgehog Termination
The records of the churchwarden particularly the account books can be found in abundance amongst the collections of parish records deposited at Warwickshire County Record Office. They can range in ...
Recipe Against the Bite of a Mad Dog
In 1735, the Revd George Hammond of Hampton Lucy ordered that a recipe against ‘the Bite of a Mad Dog’ be registered in the parish register ‘for the Service of ...
A Medieval Brooch From Warwick
This piece of jewellery is a gold annular brooch with two cabochon settings – one sapphire, and one garnet/ruby. The brooch is approximately 2cm across and just under 1cm tall, ...
Bedworth Worsted Mill
This fascinating picture gives us an important record of the industrial revolution in Warwickshire. The textile mill was built for Sir Roger Newdigate of Arbury Hall (1719-1806) on his land to ...
A Rare Reliquary Lid From Warwickshire
Warwickshire Museum recently acquired this small but stunning object, which was found near Middleton in North Warwickshire by a metal detectorist. It has been dated to the 15th century and ...
The Sheldon Tapestry Map of Warwickshire
Sometime in the 1580s, Ralph Sheldon, a wealthy Warwickshire landowner and gentleman, commissioned a set of four tapestry maps to hang in his newly built house at Weston, near Long ...
Digitising the Sheldon Tapestry
In April 2014, the chance for Warwickshire Museum to digitally capture high quality images of the Sheldon Tapestry Map was offered by the Warwickshire County Record Office and Icam Archive ...
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