A number of big stories lit up my news alerts this week so I guess I couldn’t procrastinate my way though another Sunday without doing a wrap-up! And I’m actually healthy again, which helps a lot. 🙂
This was probably the biggest story that came through:
* And a great video from Historic Royal Palaces – The Bacton Altar Cloth:
Followed by this:
* Archaeologists blow the whistle on Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre unearthed at Shoreditch – A 450-year-old children’s bird whistle is among artefacts unearthed by archaeologists excavating Shakespeare’s historic Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch.
And another interesting video – Excavating and preserving Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre – The Stage, Shoreditch:
And a few other stories that caught my eye:
* Tapestries back at Oxburgh Hall thanks to digital technology – I visited Oxburgh last year and highly recommend adding it to any Tudor-themed travel itinerary!
* Archaeologists could be close to finding the exact location of Henry VII’s birthplace at Pembroke Castle – Glimpses of what lies beneath the surface of the site were revealed in aerial photographs and are now being investigated
* London Charterhouse set to open to the public for the first time – In partnership with the Museum of London, the Charterhouse will be creating a new museum within the Tudor mansion, as well as a Learning Centre and an exhibition space which will tell the story of Charterhouse and its role in key moments in English history.
* Tudormania: Why can’t we get over it? – Our fixation with the sexy powerplays of the Tudor court shows no signs of fading. What is it about this 16th-century dynasty that still obsesses us?