Picture of “Wound Man” from an English anatomical treatise, c. 1400-1600. Presumably served as a reminder of the injuries to which the human body is prone. These typically range from blows to the head, to stab wounds and bites by snakes and insects. [6710×8935]

Picture of “Wound Man” from an English anatomical treatise, c. 1400-1600. Presumably served as a reminder of the injuries to which the human body is prone. These typically range from blows to the head, to stab wounds and bites by… Continue Reading

Remembering these old boys from my local pub, and all the other brave men, including my late grandfather, who set off across the English Channel 75 years ago today, to free Europe from Nazi tyranny.

Remembering these old boys from my local pub, and all the other brave men, including my late grandfather, who set off across the English Channel 75 years ago today, to free Europe from Nazi tyranny.

Painted metal pharmacy sign listing the types of goods the shop sold including leeches and patent medicines, English, c. 1800-1900. [2832×4256]

Painted metal pharmacy sign listing the types of goods the shop sold including leeches and patent medicines, English, c. 1800-1900. [2832×4256]

An english Georgian fob seal used to seal letters, kept on a silver chain usually with a pocket watch, the base is cut glass and this one imprints the dove returning from the ark with an olive branch and the words “love & peace” [1200x900ish]

An english Georgian fob seal used to seal letters, kept on a silver chain usually with a pocket watch, the base is cut glass and this one imprints the dove returning from the ark with an olive branch and the… Continue Reading

A German map from 1940-41 of plans for Operation Sealion – the invasion of Britain. In addition to German forces and planned invasion routes, the planner also drew cartoon ships steaming across the English Channel and a stick figure paratrooper over Kent [499×605]

A German map from 1940-41 of plans for Operation Sealion – the invasion of Britain. In addition to German forces and planned invasion routes, the planner also drew cartoon ships steaming across the English Channel and a stick figure paratrooper… Continue Reading

The lead coffin of influential English physician William Harvey (who died in 1657) probably during his reinterment in Hempstead, England, in 1883. [2416×3238]

The lead coffin of influential English physician William Harvey (who died in 1657) probably during his reinterment in Hempstead, England, in 1883. [2416×3238]