The Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries

Created by Sylvia M Everitt MBE

Thirteenth Century Panel

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Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries 13th centuryThe Best Kept Village awards were made at a presentation ceremony at Western Village Hall - which brings me to Sir John Weston. By this century the villages and estate of Newton and Weston which had been confiscated from their Saxon owner at the time of the conquest, were owned by Sir Hambro de Weston and Newton who died in 1214 leaving his lands to his son Sir John de Weston. Later in the century, John's grandson Sir Hugh exchanged land in Newton belonging to St Thomas's Priory for land in Weston-under-Lizard and henceforth the de Westons lived at Weston rather than at Newton. The make line petered out several times over the centuries and it was in fact a female descendant's marriage with the Lord of the Manor of Walsall which ultimately brought the Earls of Beadford to Weston Park. Now read on .....

The above extract is from the book written by Dianne Mannering about the history of Staffordshire woven into Sylvia Everitt's embroideries. Click here to find out more about the book or to buy a signed copy





From Sylvia's library

  Sylvia's review:
The Staffordshire Hoard by Kevin Leahy and Roger Bland
This delightful little book attempts to date The Hoard and theorises on the how and why it came to be found in a field in Burntwood Staffordshire.
The book is well illustrated in full colour with photos of various pieces of the hoard, some still have the mud of centuries clinging to them.
The skill and craftsmanship of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths cannot be doubted(and they call this period the Dark Ages?) and the similarities between the Hoard and the treasure of King Raedwald unearthed at Sutton Hoo in 1939 are striking.
The story of Terry Herbert's exciting find, using a metal detector, is told in the first chapter, the second gives a short outline of the life and times of Anglo-Saxon England plus some thoughts on the how and why of the Hoard.
For those of us who have been fortunate enough to have seen the Hoard this book is a treasured memento and for those of us who have not a spur to make the effort to see it.
One pound of the purchase price is donated to a fund for the conservation of the delicate jewels.
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