All Saints’ Church of Tudeley

The village of Tudeley in KentEngland, contains a small church that dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries. It’s even believed that parts of the structure may date back to the pre-Norman Conquest of 1066. Once inside, visitors are not greeted by medieval or even Victorian stained glass, but the unmistakable stylings of 20th-century master Marc Chagall…

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Romanov rumours and the lonely grave of a mysterious woman in Kent – Flickering Lamps

In a corner of a burial ground in the remote marshland town of Lydd in Kent is a lonely grave, set a little apart from the others.  It is the final resting place of a soldier’s wife –…

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Cutting and pasting Chinese pictures | Treasure Hunt

Detail of the Chinese wallpaper in the Chinese Bedroom which dates from the construction of the room c.1760.This overmantel section differs much in colour and design from the paper on the other walls.

Detail of the Chinese wallpaper in the Chinese Bedroom which dates from the construction of the room c.1760.This overmantel section differs much in colour and design from the paper on the other walls.

This picture, showing Chinese figures in a landscape, hangs above the chimneypiece in the Chinese Bedroom at Blickling Hall, Norfolk. The outlines of the imagery were printed with carved woodblocks…

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The History Girls: Jellicoe and the U Boats by Janie Hampton

There has been much in the news this year about the 1916 naval Battle of Jutland and the role of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe. Admiral Sir John Jellicoe(1859-1953)But has anybody mentioned another Jellicoe who was also employed by the British Royal Navy and active during the First World War? I doubt it, because the other Jellicoe was a sea-lion. He belonged to…

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Witchmarks to protect King James I found on concealed wooden beams | Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Originally posted on Past Horizons.

Archaeologists exploring National Trust property Knole, in Kent (southeast England), have uncovered a series of 17th century witchmarks with an intriguing history. Discovered in a room built to accommodate royalty, the marks lay hidden for centuries.

The discovery comes as part of the National Trust’s five-year project, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, to conserve Knole, one of Britain’s most important historic houses…

via Witchmarks to protect King James I found on concealed wooden beams | Archaeology News from Past Horizons.

The extraordinary ossuary at St Leonard’s Church, Hythe

Fascinating post about this collection of human skulls.

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The church of St Leonard sits on a hillside in the pretty coastal town of Hythe in Kent, overlooking the English Channel.  Its history goes back at least 900 years, perhaps even further – a lot of the churches in the area have pre-Norman origins.  It’s a beautiful and imposing building – but if you visit the church’s crypt you will find yourself coming face to face with some unexpected people.

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