Cabinet of Curio-stories – An Elizabethan Hair Pin

Silver bodkins for your hair, bobs that maidens love to wear The Pedlar’s Song, from ‘The Triumphant Widow’ 1677 I love looking at what people have found under our feet by metal detecting or digging in their garden. The past is buried so close to the...

Fascinating old words for the historical novelist: ‘posnet’.

Whilst investigating something else entirely, I came upon an article in our local paper about the ‘Carnforth Posnet’. This apparently was a rare bronze vessel dating from medieval times. Amazing what sidetracks I end up on, when I get to our local...