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The Westminster Tiles

By: George Byron Gordon

Volume XV / Number 1

In the last number of the JOURNAL in describing the floor tiles in the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey I stated that these tiles had never been published. My attention has since been called to a paper by Rev. P. B. Clayton, M.A., entitled, “The Inlaid Tiles of Westminster Abbey,” read before the Royal Archaeological […]


The Floor Tiles of Westminster Abbey Chapter House

By: G.B. Gordon

Volume XIV / Number 4

THE old English floor tiles made at the beginning of the 13th century and as late as the 16th century have often been admired on account of their simplicity and practical utility. This is because the material and glaze make them better adapted for use underfoot than the . contemporary majolica tiles of Southern Europe. […]


Ancient Man in the Charente

By: Henry Usher Hall

Volume XIV / Number 3

It is in France, and notably in the south and southwest, that we have the fullest and most nearly continuous evidence of the very ancient occupation by man of the European lands. All the phases of this occupation, so far as they have been established, are represented in the Department of Charente. The Department includes […]


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Our Expeditions in the Middle East

Volume XIII / Number 4

The members of expeditions that are at work in Palestine and Mesopotamia have experiences that sound strange to readers of the Bible and the history of these ancient lands. A letter has just been received from Mr. C. Leonard Woolley, in charge of the Joint Expedition of the British Museum and the University Museum in […]


Portrait of Richard III of England, painted c. 1520 (approximate date from tree-rings on panel), after a lost original, for the Paston family, owned by the Society of Antiquaries, London, since 1828.

The Single Combat of Lord Wellis and Earl David Crawfurd

Volume XIII / Number 4

This event took place towards the end of the 14th Century during a brief truce between England and Scotland when Richard II was King of England and Robert III was King of Scotland. Briefly and in modern English the narrative of Hector Boece is as follows. During the peace, many companies of knights from either […]


Notes

Volume XIII / Number 4

Two Drawings of the Old London Bridge Our appreciation of Old London Bridge is greatly helped and our interest sustained by the contemporary drawings and prints, especially by the two here reproduced. The first is after a drawing by John Norden, engraved in 1597, which shows the east side of the Bridge together with a […]


XIV. London Bridge

Ancient London

By: George Byron Gordon

Volume XIII / Number 4

London Bridge is falling down, Falling down, falling down. Old Nursery Rhyme One day in the summer of 1921, the London papers announced a discovery on the north bank of the Thames at Adelaide Place. This was nothing less than an arch of Old London Bridge, begun in 1176 by Peter of Colechurch—priest, master mason […]


XIII. Residential London and The Boroughs

Ancient London

By: George Byron Gordon

Volume XIII / Number 4

Chelsea Chelsea leads its charming life beside the Thames, not oblivious of the distinguished lives it has harboured but quite at ease with that splendid company and, unconcerned about its reputation, adopts all sorts of real people with supreme indifference. Old china made in Chelsea is less rare today than the buns for which it […]


XII. Whitehall

Ancient London

By: George Byron Gordon

Volume XIII / Number 4

3rd Gentleman. So she parted, And with the same full state paced back again, To York where the feast is held. 1st Gentleman. Sir, you Must no more call it York place, that is past, For since the Cardinal fell that title’s lost, ‘Tis now the King’s and called Whitehall. 3rd Gentleman. I know it, […]


XI. Westminster

Ancient London

By: George Byron Gordon

Volume XIII / Number 4

Westminster is a Metropolitan borough. It is also a City and its formal name is the City of Westminster. In this larger official sense it is bounded by the City on the East, by Chelsea on the West by Oxford Street on the North, and the Thames on the South. It therefore includes the Law […]