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Mediaeval Europe and the British Museum

The British Museum holds astonishing artefacts which colour our understanding of Medieval society. We offer an overview of the period in the morning and study key artefacts, including the Sutton Hoo Ship burial and Lewis chessmen in the Museum in the afternoon. The British Museum dates the start of the Middle Ages from the acceptance… Read more »

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The Lewis Chess Set: archetype of Mediaeval Society

This topic was day four of a five part introduction to the European Galleries of the British Museum run at the City Lit and the Museum on 29 July 2013.  I hope to re-run the course in summer 2014. The British Museum holds astonishing artefacts which colour our understanding of Medieval society. The Lewis chessmen… Read more »

This tag: Vikings

The Lewis Chess Set: archetype of Mediaeval Society

The British Museum holds astonishing artefacts which colour our understanding of Medieval society. We offer an overview of the period in the morning and study key artefacts, including the Lewis chessmen in the Museum in the afternoon. The British Museum dates the start of the Middle Ages from the acceptance of Christianity as the official… Read more »

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