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Time Team archaeologist Carenza Lewis leads Lincolnshire dig for teenagers

Aspiring archaeologists have uncovered coins, medieval pottery and animal teeth and bones in a two-day excavation with archaeologist and television presenter Professor Carenza Lewis. Schoolchildren from across Lincolnshire unearthed the discoveries as part of the Lincolnshire Higher Education Field Academy (HEFA), a new collaboration between the University of Lincoln and the University of Cambridge aimedMore »

Take a part of the Northamptonshire archive home!

The Northamptonshire Archive, based at Wootton Hall Park in Northampton, has launched a range of high quality products featuring selected images from the archive collection.  Exclusively available online , each item is produced to order and delivered to the customer’s address. Whether it’s a quirky mug, some Christm as cards or a beautiful framed print,More »

Grave slab of Robert de Markham rediscovered

The grave slab of a medieval monk who was buried at Rufford Abbey in Nottinghamshire has been rediscovered in English Heritage’s national collection store at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire. The decorated slab commemorates Robert de Markham and dates from 1399. It was removed from the chapel at Rufford Abbey in the 1950s when the buildingMore »

‘The Gunpowder Plot’ at Boughton House, Northants

Northamptonshire’s Boughton House is reaffirming its role as the home of Bonfire Night with the return of sell-out show, The Gunpowder Plot. Tickets have gone on sale in September for the Estate’s third annual spectacle of performance, projection and pyrotechnics in November. The centuries old tradition of thanksgiving was reinstated on Bonfire Night at BoughtonMore »

Gainsborough Heritage Centre: Work Hard Play Hard Exhibition

The Gainsborough Heritage Centre are holding a new exhibition called Work Hard Play Hard which will be starting on 26th September. This exhibition will showcase the sports played by local people, including teams from the Marshalls and Roses factories. The sports this exhibition will be exploring are football, cycling, tennis, cricket, hockey, golf, bowls andMore »

Write for us!

Following the successful launch of the first edition of our magazine this summer, we are now planning issue two, which will appear around Christmas. This is an open call. Unlike issue one, which focussed on the English Civil War, and issue three (mid 2016), which will adopt the theme of ‘Hidden Voices’, every second issueMore »

The Montagu Monuments

Four world-class marble sculptures in St Edmund’s Church in Warkton, Northamptonshire, that commemorate members of the Montagu family, have been restored following a year-long £500,000 project managed by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust. Two of them were created by Louis Francois Roubiliac, who is considered to have been one of the greatest sculptors working in 18th century England.More »

Roman Southwell Gladiator Ale launched

Welbeck Abbey Brewery is sponsoring the Roman Southwell Project by producing a special limited edition beer. The ‘Gladiator Ale’ will be a traditional pale ale made with British barley and Boudicea hops. The beer, which will be 3.8% ABV, will be available in local pubs in Southwell in late June. The beer will also beMore »

Kings Clipstone Research Project

Running for over 11 years now, the Kings Clipstone Research Project is now in the midst of its busiest year ever. The project is studying the landscape and built environment of the largest royal palace ever to have been constructed in Mediaeval England. With a huge ground penetrating radar survey carried out this spring, 2015 willMore »

Mortality, Care and Military Welfare during the British Civil Wars

An international conference organised by the University of Leicester’s Centre for English Local History will celebrate the opening of the National Civil War Centre at Newark Museum, Nottinghamshire, on 7-8 August 2015. The conference will examine care and military welfare during the British Civil Wars, embracing themes such as hospitals, medicine, surgery, nursing, disease, wounds, maimedMore »