Warrior Treasure: The Staffordshire Hoard in Anglo-Saxon England is an accessible account of the Staffordshire Hoard research project and its findings. It tells of the discovery of the Hoard, the fundraising campaign to save it for the nation, and the scientific methods used to study it. To celebrate the publication of this book, authors Chris … Continue reading
Few things are as enduring as obelisks. Cleopatra’s Needles have a history that stretches over thousands of years and in 1878, when one of them was shortly to arrive in London, an anonymous correspondent wrote to The Builder magazine expressing the hope that it would remain “let us hope for long centuries,- erect on the … Continue reading
To celebrate National Tree Week, we've put together a brief reading list of some key titles which explore both the importance of trees and their presence within the natural environment, as well as texts that focus on environmental aesthetics and concerns more widely.
Oasts and Hop Kilns: A History is the first comprehensive account of the 400-year history of hop drying buildings, oasts and hop kilns, unique to England. Pieced together from multiple sources, and richly illustrated, the charm of oasts and hop kilns on the countryside is captured in sketches, diagrams and photos. To celebrate the publication of … Continue reading
Quakers and their Meeting Houses is a highly illustrated and fascinating account of the architecture and historical development of the Quaker meeting house, from the foundation of the movement to the twenty-first century, drawing largely on examples from the UK. Author Chris Skidmore discusses an example of a Quaker Meeting House in Lincoln and the … Continue reading