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Guidebook: Stonehenge. Spanish

Guidebook: Stonehenge. Spanish

Today visitors experience Stonehenge as a wonder of ancient achievement and an enduring symbol of mystery. But Stonehenge was built as a temple - a place of ceremony of burial and of celebration. The first Stonehenge was simple - just a circular ditch and bank perhaps with a few small upright timber…

£5.00

Queen Elizabeth I Bust

Queen Elizabeth I Bust

…England's Tudor queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) whose 45-year reign is today known as the Golden Age. The base features sculptures of the Spanish Armada and other relevant images from her history. It is etched with the quote "I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband namely…

£18.00

Morion Helmet

Morion Helmet

…of European armies in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is thought to have originated in Spain and would certainly have been worn by soldiers of the Spanish Armada. This style of helmet is associated with soldiers of the English Civil War where it was commonly known as a "Pikeman's Pot".…

£90.00

Spoonfuls of Honey

Spoonfuls of Honey

Just as honeybees are found all over the world so are recipes that use their honey. Caribbean jerk Spanish chicken French sauces British biscuits and Turkish cakes all gleam with the sweet stuff. It can take just a spoonful or two of honey to bring its deep flavour to a dish. As a marinade it can…

£20.00

Guidebook: Carisbrooke Castle

Guidebook: Carisbrooke Castle

…The keep and main walls were built soon after the Norman conquest and the castle was frequently updated over the centuries under the threat of Spanish invasion in Elizabeth I's reign it was transformed into a state-of-the-art artillery fortress. During the Civil War it was used as a prison…

£5.00

Renaissance Rapier

Renaissance Rapier

The rapier began to develop at around the turn of the 15th century as the Spanish espada ropera or "dress sword". It was a fast and light single handed sword designed for cutting and thrusting. In 1570 the Italian swordmaster Signior Rocco Bonetti settled in England and advocated the use…

£129.00

Roman Gladius Letter Opener

Roman Gladius Letter Opener

…conjunction with the 'Scutum' (shield) and 'Pilum' (spear). Its design was strongly influenced by the swords used by the Iberian (Spanish) Celts. It was predominantly designed as a thrusting weapon and was in use in one form or another from the 4th Century BC to the 3rd Century AD.…

£20.00

Pompeii Gladius

Pompeii Gladius

…conjunction with the 'Scutum' (shield) and 'Pilum' (spear). Its design was strongly influenced by the swords used by the Iberian (Spanish) Celts. It was predominantly designed as a thrusting weapon and was in use in one form or another from the 4th Century BC to the 3rd Century AD.…

£125.00

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