William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

British Museum Highlights

This new 90 minute tour of the Museum costs £12 per head and can be booked in advance via the Museum’s website.  Originally we star ted in Room 2 with an introduction to the museum’s founder, Sir Hans Sloane and then one of the oldest objects in the museum, a hand axe from Olduvai Gorge,… Read more »

British Museum Top Ten Treasures

In 2003 to celebrate the museum’s 250th birthday various special events were held including a day of talks by Alan Bennett, Sandi Toksvig and other celebrities and some short tours by half a dozen of the Eye Openers – I did the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and Celtic Britain.  Four experts (J D Hill, Leslie Webster,… Read more »

Anglo-Saxon Queens

When the final version of my PhD was accepted by the University of London I had removed a long section on the early Anglo-Saxon queens and other royal women.  I was told this was worthy of an MPhil but not PhD material.  As it no longer forms part of the thesis it is not subject… Read more »

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