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Guidebook: Medieval Bishops Palace

Guidebook: Medieval Bishops Palace

The Palace of Medieval Bishops of Lincoln was one of the most impressive buildings of the Middle Ages. The bishops were great princes of the Church and the palace reflected their power and influences. By the mid-16th century the palace was neglected as religious change swept through the Church in…

£3.00

Guidebook: Lyddington Bede House

Guidebook: Lyddington Bede House

The surviving building was a wing of a medieval rural palace of the Bishops of Lincoln. The estate included fishponds and a deer park. In 1600 this building became an almshouse for 12 poor men two women and a warden. Homes for pensioners were provided for over 300 years.You can see the bedemen's…

£2.00

Lindisfarne 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Lindisfarne 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

…Arch’ one of the priory’s most dramatic features. Lindisfarne was one of the most important places in Anglo-Saxon England. Its bishops had close links to the Northumbrian kings who ruled from nearby Bamburgh. The monks’ guardianship of the shrine of St Cuthbert brought…

£13.00

Guidebook: Norham Castle

Guidebook: Norham Castle

Built in the 12th century by a Bishop of Durham the huge bulk of Norham Castle commands a strong defensive position above the River Tweed. After withstanding repeated attacks during the 13th and 14th centuries the castle gained a reputation for being indestructible. However in 1513 James IV stormed…

£3.00

Dangerous Energy

Dangerous Energy

…but sparse. In the later 18th century however the industry was transformed by state acquisition of key factories notably at Faversham and at Waltham Abbey. In the mid-19th century developments in Britain paralleled those in continental Europe and in America namely a shift to production on an…

£40.00

Roman Janus Pendant

Roman Janus Pendant

…pendant is cast from a padlock dating from the 6th-7th century AD. It was found in a ditch along with examples of Anglo Saxon pottery at the Bishop's Court Rectangle in Dorchester-on-Thames Oxfordshire. Discovered in the 1950s the original is now housed at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.The…

£20.00

Bayeux Door Curtain

Bayeux Door Curtain

…with hanging loops. Reproduced from various scenes found on the Bayeux tapestry. The Bayeux Tapestry was probably commissioned in the 1070s by Bishop Odo of Bayeux half-brother of William the Conqueror. It is over 70 metres long and although it is called a tapestry it is in fact an embroidery…

£170.00

Bayeux Saxon Extract Wall Tapestry

Bayeux Saxon Extract Wall Tapestry

…original Bayeux Tapestry.Reproduced from various scenes found on the Bayeux tapestry. The Bayeux Tapestry was probably commissioned in the 1070s by Bishop Odo of Bayeux half-brother of William the Conqueror. It is over 70 metres long and although it is called a tapestry it is in fact an embroidery…

£190.00

Guidebook: Rochester Castle

Guidebook: Rochester Castle

…of Hastings. Between 1087 and 1089 the castle was rebuilt in stone – one of the earliest such buildings in the country – by Gundulf Bishop of Rochester and in 1127 the present keep was erected under Henry I son of William the Conqueror.Rochester Castle has endured the great siege by…

£3.50

Paddington Station

Paddington Station

…one of the principal stations on the new Crossrail route across London.The book concludes with a detailed account of the project to rebuild the Bishop's Road Bridge project and the author's discovery and salvage of Brunel's iron canal bridge: a rare instance when writing the history…

£25.00

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