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Lottery ticket

Lotteries were held in England from the 1500s until 1836. As many people could not afford the price of a whole ticket brokers sold shares in tickets, like this which...

Spindle whorl

Spindle whorls were used for spinning wool into thread. This one is made from the end of a cattle leg bone....

Helmet

A warrior’s helmet is called kabuto. It is traditionally composed of two sections; the bowl (hachi) and the nape-guard (shikoro). The hachi had developed different shapes by the 1500s and...

Helmet

A warrior’s helmet is called kabuto. It is traditionally composed of two sections; the bowl (hachi) and the nape-guard (shikoro). The hachi had developed different shapes by the 1500s and...

Snuff container

In East Africa, men and women carry snuff containers (Kamba - kiangi) which are sometimes accompanied by personal items such as grooming tweezers. The Portuguese were the first to import...

Barnacle goose

The barnacle goose’s scientific name ‘leucopsis’ literally means ‘white-faced’. Barnacle geese travel from Russia and Greenland to overwinter in the UK. However, in medieval Europe it was believed that they grew...

Church of St Edmunds and Old Houses, Exeter

‘Church of St Edmunds and Old Houses, Exeter’, English School, about 1840-1890. This watercolour on paper depicts the old houses which surround the Church of St Edmunds in Exeter. The...

Faunal bone assemblage

This bone could be the remains of the first turkey eaten in England. Historical evidence suggests that the first turkeys were introduced to England in 1524 or 1526 by...

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