magna-carta

Magna Carta

From MI6: Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to see Magna Carta before it leaves Houston
August 7, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: This document has been intercepted from MI6. We have taken it upon ourselves to charge you with 007’s mission (he’s on summer vacation). Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to visit the famed 800-year-old document now on display at HMNS. This special document (Magna Carta) is on borrowed […]

Educator How-To: Be your own knight in shining armor with homemade chain maille
July 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

When people think of knights, they generally think of armor, too. The plate armor most associated with knights was actually a fairly recent invention. Armor started as quilted shirts and thick leather pieces to cover arms and legs (if you were fortunate enough to afford it!). Chain maille was a pretty fantastic innovation for the […]

Distinguished Lecture: Quilting history with Pam Holland’s replica of the Bayeux Tapestry
July 15, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: The Bayeux Tapestry, an embroidered textile 230 feet long, visually recounts the conquest of England by the Normans in 1066. Professional quilter Pam Holland of Australia has nearly completed a full-scale quilted replica of the Bayeux Tapestry. In the process of her work and research, she has become one of the leading experts […]

Home is where Hereford is: My trip to Magna Carta’s British stomping grounds
June 19, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to go to the United Kingdom and visit the home of the Magna Carta, which is currently on display at HMNS. Located in the town of Hereford (which may sound familiar because of the Hereford breed of cattle that comes from the same area) this 1217 Magna Carta was discovered […]


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