Archive for: July 2016

The story of the Norman Conquest – June 1066

Matilda of Flanders and Edith of Wessex
Posted:
15 July 2016
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English Heritage
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Your Stories

Join us as we explore the people of 1066 – in just 140 characters. June 1066 was the start of a summer of frustration for the Normans and apprehension for the people of England, who must have been wondering if and when the invasion would come. Loyalty of people at the heart of the drama was unde...

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Medieval magic: Meet the Enchanted Circus

is a cautionary tale about a couple who are never satisfied with what they have | image © Luigi Sergio Tenani
Posted:
14 July 2016
Posted By:
Tom Moriarty
Categories:
Things To Do

Nicole and Martin are two Swiss performers who’ve spent their lives enchanting audiences with their retellings of fairytales and folk stories. They’ve performed over 2,300 times in 400 venues and 9 countries, they’ve had a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe and won awards across the world. ...

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47 ways (at least) to banish boredom this summer

#banishboredom with English Heritage's family events this summer
Posted:
13 July 2016
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English Heritage
Categories:
Things To Do

Here at English Heritage we are on a mission to #banishboredom this summer. Do tales of Roman legionaries get your heart racing? Perhaps you wish you could clank around in a suit of armour, or ride a noble steed. Our packed events programme will help you find something fun to do wherever you are ...

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Why do we have surnames?

RE-enactor from the Saxon camp at the Battle of Hastings
Posted:
8 July 2016
Posted By:
Rowena Willard-Wright
Categories:
History Uncovered

One of the most obvious changes to English culture after 1066 occurs in the names people called themselves. Most Saxon and early Celtic personal names disappeared quite quickly after the Norman Conquest. French names like William, Robert and Henry become popular among the general population - and fo...

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Conscientious Objectors: Secret Resistance

Norman Gaudie (centre), one of the conscientious objectors.
Posted:
5 July 2016
Posted By:
Megan Leyland
Categories:
History Uncovered

On 5th July 1916 - 100 years ago today - Norman Gaudie, a conscientious objector to the First World War, set foot on English soil for the first time in just over a month. Norman was one of a group of sixteen men known as the Richmond Sixteen who had been forcibly transported from Richmond Castle ...

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