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Revisiting Alice Welford

So for those of you who actually read this, two years ago I did some work on the Alice Welford Photograph Album.  You can read more about that research at the following links: Here, Here, and Here. At work we … Continue reading

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Weight measurement in the Early Middle Ages Britain

I was asked recently about units of weight were used in Anglo Saxon and Danish Britain, and in particular in York, so I thought I’d give it a shot.  I have already done a more general page on weights and … Continue reading

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Coin Hoards

The practical definition of a hoard or trove is two or more coins brought together for a specific purpose. There are essentially four sorts of “Hoards” or “Troves”: Emergency/Currency: Hidden during an emergency, usually with the intent of later retrieval. … Continue reading

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European Medieval Shoemaking/History and Techniques

I started writing this book almost twenty years ago, after finishing my web site Footwear of the Middle Ages.  That web site was fine for what it was intended to be, but really wasn’t the academic resource I would have … Continue reading

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Interesting… (Pre-British Colonists in Virgina)

(Originally posted at http://marccarlson.livejournal.com/59567.html 6 March 2006) I’ve been recently doing some more reading on the early colonization of Viginia (Yes again). I found an interesting article – Mallios, Seth W. “Exchange and Violence At Ajacan, Roanoke and Jamestown.” In … Continue reading

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A quick and dirty view of Williamsburg and history.

(Originally posted at http://marccarlson.livejournal.com/2855.html 5 October 2005) The first time I went to Williamsburg, I knew next to nothing about it, beyond that it was some old colonial town that had been somewhat restored, and had a historical disctrict where … Continue reading

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Well, heck

Ok, so I have a new issue — aside from the fact that my IT … nice people are as helpful as you might expect from caring, interested, hardworking people who are interested in maintaining their traditional levels of outstanding … Continue reading

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