Celebrating a triumvirate of British Book Illustration

It is not often that one gets the opportunity to stand and gaze upon the first folio of Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies printed in 1623, but there I was in a small...

The Game’s Afoot!

The board game is enjoying a welcome revival. As with vinyl, a younger generation is embracing the analogue, and, once again, bookshops are stocking a variety of old-fashioned board games, albeit re-designed for the 21st...

Coronation Jewellery

The Crown Jewels are among the nation’s most precious treasures, comprising over 100 extraordinary objects, including the Sovereign’s Orb, Armills, spurs, maces, swords, gilt and silver-gilt banqueting plate, insignia, robes, orders and medals, each expressing...

Coronation Furniture

This May, His Majesty King Charles III will be crowned at Westminster Abbey; the 40th monarch (since the Norman Conquest) to receive anointment at that hallowed place. Yet, despite our considerable knowledge of coronations past,...

Coronation Medals

A Medal Glitters – a vignette by Alastair Ashford Every medal tells a human story and there are a lot of them about – medals and stories that is, and this leads us to place...

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