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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Morant's 'History of Colchester' and 'History of Essex' (6)

A final selection of photographs taken of engravings contained in the original 1768 volumes of the Revd. Philip Morant's 'History of Essex'.





Friday, 28 November 2014

Imperial War Museum's Library and services are under threat.

High Country History Group: Imperial War Museum's Library and services are und...: ...er threat.  £4m annual deficit because of government cuts.  Online petition to save closure of its library, cut to important education services, loss of 60+ jobs, closure of popular 'Explore History' facility in London.  Threat of sell off of Library contents.

To show your support by signing the petition: http://bit.ly/save_IWM

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Essex Record Office: The Will of Margaret Lathum of Upminster (1668)

The nuncupative or oral will of Margaret Latham of Upminster is one of a collection of 22,500 digitised and available on Essex Ancestors.  For more go the the ERO blog entry: http://www.essexrecordofficeblog.co.uk/where-theres-a-will-margaret-lathum-of-upminster-1668/ 

Monday, 24 November 2014

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Morant's 'History of Colchester' and 'History of Essex' (5)

Photographs of some of the engravings found in Morant's 'History of Essex' published in 1768.




Saturday, 22 November 2014

A Note on the Manor of Wivenhoe: Transactions 'n.s.' Volume 10 Part 4

Written by William Chapman Waller and published in the Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society in 1908.



Friday, 21 November 2014

University Of Essex Lecture: 'Translating History for Television'. Monday 1 December 2014


The Society has received the following notice of what promises to be an interesting lecture at the University of Essex.

"I thought that you might be interested in the following lecture taking place at the University of Essex on Monday 1 December. This lecture is being given by Professor Pam Cox who will speak about her two recent BBC television series. Further details are below but if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. We would be delighted to see members of The Essex Society for Archaeology and History at the lecture."

Professor Pamela Cox
Translating History for Television
Monday 1 December 2014, 6.00-7.30pm
Lakeside Theatre (Colchester)

Television history works hard to win mass audiences by combining pacey journeys through rich visual locations with the discovery of new artefacts and the telling of emotive stories. Professor Cox draws on her two recent BBC series to explore what is gained as well as lost in translating historical research for TV. 


Part of the University’s Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series, a programme of special events throughout the year celebrating excellence in research undertaken by our recently appointed professors. Themes explored in this year’s series include translating history for television; women’s role in peace and conflict; optimisation, the science of getting the best out of our resources; the Afro-Brazilian artform, Capoeira; and literature, home and homecoming.

Find out more at www.essex.ac.uk/events/pil


lakesidetheatre.org.uk
01206 873261


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Essex Record Office: Dutch Wills

Essex Record Office continues its celebration to mark the digitisation and uploading of all of its Wills to 1720 on Essex Ancestors by producing a piece on their blog about the Flemish weavers who came to Colchester in the 1560s bringing a bay and say trade and prosperity to the town.  For more read http://www.essexrecordofficeblog.co.uk/where-theres-a-will-the-dutch-in-essex/ 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Dr. Gilberd's Birthplace: Transactions 'n.s.' Volume 10 Part 4

Dr Gilberd was born at Tymperleys, Colchester. He was physician to Queen Elizabeth I and discoverer of electro-magnetism. This item by J H Round was published in the Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society in 1908.  Tymperleys, near Holy Trinity Church, reopened as a tea shop in 2014.




Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Historical Association Lecture: Saturday 6 December 2014

Historical Association, Essex Branch

Medicine and Faith:
authenticating miracles in the Central Middle Ages


A talk by Dr. Louise Wilson
Research Assistant, History Dept., University of Bristol

Saturday 6 December 2014 at 2.30 p.m.
Trinity Methodist Church
Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB

Visitors and prospective members warmly welcome
For further information about the Historical Association and its local activities

email essexha1@btinternet.com or phone 07914 910612   www.history.org.uk

Monday, 17 November 2014

A Woodham Ferrers Charter: Transactions 'n.s.' Volume 10 Part 4

Written by J H Round and published in the Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society in 1908.





Sunday, 16 November 2014

Morant's 'History of Colchester' and 'History of Essex' (4)

Photographs of some of the engravings contained in the original two volume edition of Morant's History of Essex' dated 1768.




Saturday, 15 November 2014

Thomas, Lord Audley of Walden, 1488-1544 (2): Transactions 'n.s.' Volume 10 Part 4

The second part of an item published in the Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society in 1908.

Part 2: Descent of the Audley Title and Estates









Friday, 14 November 2014

Thomas, Lord Audley of Walden, 1488-1544 (1): Transactions 'n.s.' Volume 10 Part 4

Taken from the Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society, 1908. Written by William Howard-Flanders

Part 1: Life of Lord Audley