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1066 and all that!

13 October 2016 by Liz

Friday 14 October 2016 marks the 950th anniversary of the most famous date in British History: 1066, the Battle of Hastings. The event took place in East Sussex, near the town of Battle, where Battle Abbey was established to commemorate the clash between the Normans and the Saxons. The date 1066 is very well-known, and the battle is recorded in detail in the Bayeux Tapestry, but did the events of that year have any impact on people’s lives in Merseyside? 

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Conquering the coins of William!

24 September 2015 by Paula

PhD student Anja Rohde measuring coins

PhD student Anja Rohde measuring coins

On the 27th of August Anja Rohde, a PhD student from the University of Nottingham researching the coins of the Norman Conquest (11th century AD), visited our stores to examine the coins of William the Conqueror and his son William Rufus. Anja is an experienced museum professional having previously worked in Derby museums as a collections officer and shared the Finds Liaison Officer for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. She is currently visiting various museums across Britain to examine the coins which they hold in their collections, this research is funded by AHRC Midlands-3-Cities partnership. Find out why Anja is interested in the coins of that era: Read more…



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