Allan, William; Blind Harry, Reciting the Deeds of Wallace; Paisley Art Institute Collection, held by Paisley Museum and Art Galleries; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/blind-harry-reciting-the-deeds-of-wallace-189838
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HoS 32 Blind Harry’s Bane - Members Only

The object of Harry's ire - James III
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When I was at school we constantly discussed the book; we were fascinated by it, including where they kept their money (really? Ewe).  So what about the film? How did theRead More

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The Castle at Tancarville, Normandy c.1832 Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/D24595
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Marshal 5 Tancarville - Members Only

  Around 1160, William left home to the sound of his family’s tears, and travelled to Tancarville to learn the skills of courtesie.  
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UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2002:  Walter Raleigh's arrival in Virginia, 1585-1588, coloured engraving by Theodore de Bry (1528-1598), from Peregrinationes (pilgrimages), United States of America 16th Century. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
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Gold, Praise and Glory

Same Hume introduces English trade and exploration in the Tudor era  – the trade companies that spring up after 1550 and the discovery ventures that follow. With a bit ofRead More

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Eleanor 11 Power - Members Only

Queen of England: Power or pawn?
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