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Newsletter, December 2017

The latest issue of the Mid Anglia Group newsletter can be found here:

MAG Newsletter Dec 2017


The Court of Richard III

As some of you are fans:

On October 2nd the new version of Court of King Richard III by The Legendary Ten Seconds was released. Here are some links to it:-



Thanks very much to Ian Churchward for the links.

Another house for sale


Have you ever wanted to own a property associated with the Gosnold familyimage (1)?

Well, here is your chance. Otley Hall, the childhood home of Bartholomew Gosnold, is now for sale and will hopefully be open more frequently. It was also featured here.

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Starting very soon …

There’s less than a week to go now until the start of A History of Royal Food and Feasting.

Hosted by Professors Kate Williams and Lindy Grant together with colleagues in Food and Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Reading and expert curators and food historians from Historic Royal Palaces, this course will explore the changing tastes of five monarchs and their influence on the foods we eat today.

One of the great benefits of an online course like this, is the opportunity to join conversations with fellow learners from around the world. Why not start now?

Can you identify these mystery objects, uploaded to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram? What do you think they were used for?

Share your suggestions on social media using #FLRoyalFood, or if you prefer, join the conversation with fellow learners in the course Welcome area. We’re really looking forward to meeting you! And if you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to fill out our pre-course survey.

So what’s in store for Week 1?

Join us at Hampton Court Palace, the iconic backdrop for our exploration of royal Tudor food and feasting. The palace kitchens catered for up to 600 courtiers, visiting dignitaries and of course Henry VIII himself at any one time. How did the palace manage to feed them all – not to mention the staff? And this was just on a normal day at court! You’ll also explore one of the most spectacular events held at the palace during the reign of King Henry VIII; the Christening of his long-awaited son, Prince Edward VI and what was likely to have been on the menu at such a grand occasion.

Is it true that Henry VIII was a messy eater? And that the Tudors feared vegetables and fruit? You’ll be able to separate fact from fiction as we investigate what was really eaten by Henry and his court.

For the keen cooks amongst you, why not recreate your own Tudor feast at home? Find out how to make a cheese tart the Tudor way. Or if that isn’t to your taste, why not try your hand at Fylettys en Galentyne or a Tarte owt of Lente?

There’s still time to sign up. So if you think you’d enjoy learning alongside your friends, family and colleagues you can invite them to register here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/royal-food/3

We look forward to meeting you next week.

Professor Kate Williams and Professor Lindy Grant
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Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge and its Royal Patrons

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In the very heart of historic Cambridge, stands a tall and elegant late Perpendicular Gothic church, sandwiched between the colleges and market square.

The church of St Mary the Virgin has stood on the site since 1205; the first recorded rector being Thomas de Chiveley who was appointed in the reign of King John.

The church was burnt to the ground in 1290. The local Jewish population were blamed for this unfortunate event and were punished by shutting down their synagogue. After the rebuilding of the church it was re-named Great St Mary’s, to differentiate it from Little St Mary’s in 1351.

King Edward III was a benefactor of the church at this time, along with his re-founding of King’s Hall in Cambridge which was later assimilated into Trinity College during the reign of King Henry VIII.

dscf3096 Arms of King Edward III and his sons over the gateway to Trinity College…

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Few will be board by this

Here is a review of a Richard III themed board game by Columbia Games.

h/t Ian Churchward

Tonight on “Yesterday”:

Another chance to see C4’s “The Man who Killed Richard III”.

It starts at 20:00 BST and Yesterday is a Freeview (19) channel.

Thanks to Melanie.

BBC History Magazine

You might be interested in this special edition of the BBC History Magazine on sale now for £9.99

Meet the colourful monarchs who reigned through some of Britain’s most tumultuous and dramatic centuries in this special edition from BBC History Magazine.
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Meet the colourful monarchs who reigned though some of Britain’s most tumultuous and dramatic centuries.

Inside you will discover:
– A timeline of key milestones, from the Norman conquest to the fall of Richard III at the battle of Bosworth
– The regal women who stamped their mark on medieval Britain: Matilda, Isabella of France and Eleanor of Aquitaine
– The motives and military exploits of Henry V, Edward I and Richard the Lionheart
– How Owain Glyndŵr and Robert Bruce fought English rule in Wales and Scotland
– The debates that still rage about Richard III and the death of Edward II
– Civil Wars that rocked England, pitting Matilda against Stephen and York against Lancaster

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The Legendary Ten Seconds


England in the time of Richard III

Thanks to BGLO Jacqui Emerson for sending this. It’s a very interssting course and hopefully, the mistakes which were there the first time they ran it have been rectified.

Another opportunity to join of Futurelearn/ University of Leicester’s free on-line course England in the Time of Richard III Course starts 27 February. Duration 6 weeks, 3 hours per week, certificates available. Registration in advance. Topics covered * medieval warfare * the lives of peasants and farmers * food and culture * death and commemoration * reading and the introduction of printing. * the rediscovery and reinterment of Richard IIIhttps://www.futurelearn.com/courses/england-of-richard-third

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