Carol Mcgrath

Carol Mcgrath

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The author of The Handfasted Wife a novel set in 11thC about Edith Swan-Neck , King Harold's beautiful common-law wife. Studied for Mphil at Royal Holloway , Lo
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Thomas Cromwell letter to Henry VIII before Anne of Cleves marriage discovered - Telegraph

Late 6thC Anglo-Saxon dress pin. Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

Silver gilt dress pin Anglo-Saxon, later century AD From Grave Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England Decorated with a face mask

Embroidery

Silver on the silk textiles . Of The image Shows a head a stag turning its' Grave the find, Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden. The SHM Bj 735

The Anglo-Saxon Warminster jewel. Likely part of an aestel or manuscript pointer issued by Alfred, King of Wessex, 871- 899 AD, along with his translation of Pope Gregory’s Pastoral Care.

The Warminster Jewel, a Gold Frame Rock Crystal & Blue Glass Anglo Saxon Aestel or Manuscript Pointer that dates to the time of Alfred the Great century found in a Field near Cley Hill, Warminster

No other artefact surviving from the Anglo-Saxon era embodies so many rich resonances as the Alfred Jewel. It is a matchless piece of goldsmith's work by a master-craftsman operating under the patronage of the West Saxon court. The Jewel represents the pinnacle of Anglo-Saxon technological achievement, while the name of the monarch which it proclaims places it among the most precious of royal relics.

No other artefact surviving from the Anglo-Saxon era embodies so many rich resonances as the Alfred Jewel. It is a matchless piece of goldsmith's work by a master-craftsman operating under the patronage of the West Saxon court. The Jewel represents the pinnacle of Anglo-Saxon technological achievement, while the name of the monarch which it proclaims places it among the most precious of royal relics.

Queen Jane Seymour - Henry VIII's beloved 3rd wife - only wife to provide a son, yet died soon after giving birth. Henry went into a great depression after she died because of his love for her.

Queen Jane Seymour, Third Wife of Henry VIII Henry actually claimed Jane to be his most beloved of wives, and the one he regretted most (mother of his only living son) most likely because she didn't live long enough for him to tire of her

Anne Boleyn's ring - a gift from Henry VIII

Anne Boleyn's ring - a gift from Henry VIII

Gaia Caecilia or Tanaquil at her loom, while women spin and card wool. From…

Gaia Caecilia or Tanaquil at her loom, while women spin and card wool. From Boccaccio, Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation c. British Library MS Royal 20 C V f.

THE ROTHSCHILD PRAYERBOOK, a Book of Hours, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Ghent or Bruges, c.1505-1510]

THE ROTHSCHILD PRAYERBOOK, a Book of Hours, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Ghent or Bruges, c.1505-1510]