This week on ESAH160 Twitter
Essex University: Oldest town (Colchester, Essex) rethinking its history. Lectures, to be held at Firstsite, centred around the statues depicted on Colchester Town Hall. These are:
Boudicca - Queen of the Iceni tribe who led an uprising against Roman rule, which saw Colchester burnt to the ground.
St Helena - Colchester's patron saint who is said to have been the daughter of King Coel, wife of the Roman Emperor Constantius and mother of the Emperor Constantine, the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity.
Edward the Elder - Anglo-Saxon king who ousted the Danes from Essex.
Eudo Dapifer - Steward to William the Conqueror who oversaw the building of Colchester Castle.
Thomas, Lord Audley – Lord Chancellor under King Henry VIII.
William Gilberd - Eminent scientist, father of electrical engineering, author of De Magnete and physician to the court of Queen Elizabeth I.
Samuel Harsnett - Leading cleric during the early part of the Stuart period and Archbishop of York under King Charles I
Brentwood Gazette: former pub in Warley Hill to become a Tesco. http://www.thisistotalessex.co.uk/Tesco-takes-pub-site-Warley-Hill-store/story-17798589-detail/story.html
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, showing oil sketches of Essex artist John Constable. http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/the-art-of-seeing-nature-the-oil-sketches-of-john-constable/?sf8429566=1
Essex University: Lost mansion of Mark Halls near Coggeshall. Exhibition at Chelmsford Library until 21 January, and at Braintree Library from 25 January to 4 February 2013: http://www.essex.ac.uk/events/event.aspx?e_id=4812
Colchester Archaeological Trust: congratulates the Essex Society for Archaeology and History on its 160th anniversary: http://www.thecolchesterarchaeologist.co.uk/?p=2526
Chelmsford City Council. Touring exhibition on childhood memories, until 27 January 2013: http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/community/news/memories-childhood