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The British Library Jan 19
According to medieval herbals, mandrakes were said to cure headaches, earache, gout and insanity. (Looks like this little guy on the left may need help with ailment #2)
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The Ice Age 5h
This perforated aurochs phalange is beautifully decorated with the carving of an aurochs all around it. Carved in the Magdalenian over 12,000 years ago, it comes from La Garma cave complex in Cantabria, Spain
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Robert Macfarlane Jan 18
Word of the day: "arborescent" - manifoldly branching in structure; tree-like; growing & branching from a central trunk or trunks.
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Imperial War Museums 9h
Soldiers fighting in the First World War sometimes carried lucky charms like this tiny pig in the hope of avoiding the bullet or shell ‘with their name on it’. Visit our First World War Galleries at IWM London to explore the stories of those who fought.
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Robert Macfarlane 17h
Word of the day: “witness-tree” - originally a tree that stood as a record of property boundaries, marked as such by scores in its bark. Now broadened to mean a tree that has seen remarkable things, that stands as "a repository for the past." Ty
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Smallhythe Place Jan 18
Exploring women’s lives, voices and achievements. ‘Triumphant Women’, part of Women and Power, opens on 5th April. We are celebrating the roles of Edy Craig and Ellen Terry in the suffrage movement.
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Museum of London Jan 20
Take inspiration from the Suffragettes on 3 +4 Feb at free weekend of workshops and events. Programme: This Suffragette is advertising a parade to be held at House of Commons on 30 June 1908.
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Robert Macfarlane Jan 17
Word of the day: "oread" - a spirit of the mountains, as (in Greek mythology) a dryad is a spirit of the woods & trees, & a naiad a spirit of fresh waters, rivers & springs.
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Worcester Uni Sociology 5h
Fascinating examples, stories and images of "witness-trees" in this thread begun by
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Imperial War Museums Jan 19
Over 16 million animals served in the First World War, performing roles from carrying supplies to even acting as mascots. Discover the stories of the animals that went to war:
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Jane Hoodless Jan 18
Rudyard Kipling–who died OTD 1936–used the word ‘grinch’ over 60 years before Dr Seuss did.
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Imperial War Museums Jan 20
Designer of the Spitfire RJ Mitchell wanted to call the iconic fighter plane the Shrew? Discover the stories of our fascinating objects on a new tour of :
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Imperial War Museums Jan 18
Clementine Churchill supported her husband as he faced the challenges of leading Britain through the Second World War - discover more about the key people who surrounded Winston Churchill in the days after he became Prime Minister.
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Maidstone Museum Jan 19
"Amazed at the opportunities available . As a student teacher on an alternative placement from , my eyes have been opened. An endless supply of starting points to motivate children and make history accessible." - Sarah, our student placement
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Bateman's Jan 19
So we’ve been very busy over the last few weeks but we should finally have everything done & ready to open tomorrow morning (Sat 20th). Our bookshop will remain closed while we do the last titavating, but the rest of property will be fully open.
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British Museum Jan 19
Replying to @britishmuseum
See this brilliant textile and discover 40,000 years of human belief in our exhibition – book tickets here:
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Museum of London Jan 18
Creativity was at the heart of the Suffragette campaign. Create your own Suffragette themed bunting necklace in this workshop by cult jewellery designers 17 March. Limited places, book:
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V&A Jan 16
The 'Kremlin service' was commissioned by Tsar Nicholas I of Russia in 1837. He directed that it should be in the "old Russian taste" and it marks an important point in the revival of traditional motifs in Russian decorative arts. Find it in our Ceramics Gallery
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British Museum Jan 15
Queen Elizabeth I was crowned in 1559. This miniature gold portrait was likely a personal gift from the Queen to a favoured courtier or political ally. It was made by Nicholas Hilliard in 1589
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HISTORY HIT💥 Jan 15
In October, teamed up with the University of Dundee and the Royal Society of Edinburgh to solve the centuries-old mystery of the final resting place of Simon "the Fox" Fraser. The DNA results are in, & we'll be exclusively broadcasting the results on Thu!
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