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A 16th Century Magical Disc

This elaborately decorated wax disc is known as the ‘Seal of God’. Dating from the 16th century, it originally belonged…

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John Derricke’s Images of Ireland, 1581 AD

Below are a selection of images taken from John Derricke’s ┬áThe Image of Irelande, with a Discoverie of Woodkarne, which…

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Henry VIII’s Cap of Maintenance, Waterford City

This early 16th century cap of maintenance is thought to be the only item of Henry VIII’s wardrobe that survives….

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16th century Irish Hipsters

I recently spotted what appeared to be remarkably modern looking haircuts in Albrecht Druer’s woodcut of 1521 AD[i]. This image…

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A hoard of 16th and 17th century children’s toys

  In the course of my research of VikingAge woodcraft, I somewhat unexpectedly turned up information about a most delightful…