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Split down the middle: parti-coloured clothes in 14th century Ireland

In the imaginative and engaging Charter Roll room of the Medieval Waterford Museum, I discovered something that I’d never seen before: a fourteenth century illustration of a man dressed from head to toe in two vertically contrasting colours. He is dressed in an outfit that vertically drapes the entire left half of his body in fawn, and the entire […]

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Ireland’s Oldest Cannon?

In 1497, Waterford city was besieged by an army led by Perkin Warbek, a Flemish noble with aspirations to the English crown. Warbek had proclaimed himself the rightful king of England and then proceeded on a number of a disastrous military campaigns against Henry VII. These involved battles in England, as well as Ireland, where […]

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