Detail from a wedding chest depicting soldiers going to war (painted vellum on wood)

Detail from a wedding chest depicting soldiers going to war (painted vellum on wood)

Sherlock Holmes: Can a fictional man be a London icon?

The Museum of London announces a new exhibition looking at one of London's "icons" - the fictional Sherlock Holmes.

Jan Heynemanszone 1422  wheelwright

Thomas guild - medieval woodworking, furniture and other crafts: Medieval and later woodworkers inventories

Germany 25 Pfennig 1920 Notgeld Steinfeld AU-UNC Banknote - Windmill | eBay

Germany 25 Pfennig 1920 Notgeld Steinfeld AU-UNC Banknote - Windmill | eBay

In traditional English folk magic, it seemed that no cunning man or cunning woman could work magic without the aid of their familiar spirit—they needed this otherworldly ally to make things happen.  Black cats were not the most popular guise for a familiar to take. In fact, familiars were more likely to appear as dogs. In the Salem witch trials of 1692, two canines were put to death as suspected witch familiars.  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/461056080576419356/

The familiar was the cunning person’s otherworldly spirit helper who could shapeshift between human and animal form.

En la primera se representa un combate entre un caballero cristiano y un musulmán. Los escudos central y del jinete cristiano, así como los aparejos de su caballo llevan un dragón rampante como motivo heráldico.

En la primera se representa un combate entre un caballero cristiano y un musulmán. Los escudos central y del jinete cristiano, así como los aparejos de su caballo llevan un dragón rampante como motivo heráldico.

Campamento aragones a Mallorca. Pinturas goticas del MNAC procedesntes del Palau Caldes 1280

Campamento aragones a Mallorca. Pinturas goticas del MNAC procedesntes del Palau Caldes 1280

DETALLE. CAMPAMENTO CALATRAVO Y CIUDAD AMURALLADA

DETALLE. CAMPAMENTO CALATRAVO Y CIUDAD AMURALLADA
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