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“Let me see your archery”: from deadly conflict to courtly leisure

More than one scene in the TV series Wolf Hall has shown gentlemen and ladies of the courtĀ of Henry VIII practicing archery as a pastime. And in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost the Princess of France and her ladies take aim … Continue reading

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The Mary Rose Museum: open at last

Do you remember what you were doing on 11 October 1982? It’s a day which I remember vividly. There was going to be live coverage on the TV of the raising of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s flagship, which had … Continue reading

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