The Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries

Created by Sylvia M Everitt MBE
 

Thirteenth Century Panel

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12th century
13th century
14th century
15th century
16th century
17th century
18th century
19th century
20th century
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Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries 13th century panelThe growth of villages and towns with the gathering together of people in close proximity had its problems as well as its benefits.
The lack of sanitation brought disease and the houses, which were mainly wattle and daub with thatched roofs, presented a constant fire hazard. The village of Stone burnt down in 1264 and both Lichfield and Leek went up in flames in the 1290's. The conflagration at Leek was so fierce that even the stone built St Edward's church had to be rebuilt. In 1255, the 'Great Fire of Burton' - which nobody seems to have heard of - destroyed all but the church tower and the town's long, multi-arched bridge over the Trent. The bridge survived to witness history for another six centuries until 1864 when the new thirtytwo arched structure was built to replace it. 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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