The Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries

Created by Sylvia M Everitt MBE
 

Fifteenth Century Panel

Index
12th century
13th century
14th century
15th century
16th century
17th century
18th century
19th century
20th century
the map
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The Wolseleys are another family like the Bagots and the Okeovers with an ancient Saxon pedigree, though no doubt, to keep their position in society, a fair amount of Norman blood had to be infused during medieval times.

There are deeds dating back to the time of William Rufus which make reference to the Wolseleys owning their land in the time of Edward the Confessor.
The name and the family arms of a wolf-dog seem to have been derived from 'wolves' and 'leys' and would suggest that the area where their cattle grazed (the leys) was frequenty at risk from wolves roaming out of the nearby Cannock woods.
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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