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Wondering at Ruins: Vallans, Spenser, and the Reformation of St Alban

Stewart Mottram

in Ruin and Reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198836384
eISBN:
9780191873638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836384.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores Spenser’s ambivalence towards the violence of reformation, and its ruination, not just of medieval monasteries, but the lives and legends of saints in monastic manuscripts. It ... More


Verulamium, Hertfordshire (1930–1933)

L. C. Carr

in Tessa Verney Wheeler: Women and Archaeology Before World War Two

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199640225
eISBN:
9780191804663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199640225.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses Tessa Verney Wheeler and her husband, Robert Eric Mortimer (Rik) Wheeler's excavation of Verulamium, one of the most important towns of Roman Britain in St. Albans. In terms of ... More


Public Archaeology, Publicly Performed: Mosaics and Reporters

L. C. Carr

in Tessa Verney Wheeler: Women and Archaeology Before World War Two

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199640225
eISBN:
9780191804663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199640225.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter talks about Tessa Verney Wheeler's excavations of mosaics that became her professional trademark and metaphor to her approach to archaeology and her life. During the excavation of ... More


Wife, Queen, Roman?

Caitlin C. Gillespie

in Boudica: Warrior Woman of Roman Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190609078
eISBN:
9780190875596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609078.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 investigates Boudica’s status as the wife of a client king and the lifestyle of her Iceni. Dio labels Boudica as a queen, using a Roman term with political implications that may be ... More


Recuperating Ruins

Kitty Hauser

in Shadow Sites: Photography, Archaeology, and the British Landscape 1927–1955

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199206322
eISBN:
9780191919275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199206322.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Landscape Archaeology

As has been well documented, images of the British landscape performed an important propagandist role in the Second World War, particularly after the fall of France in June 1940, when Britain faced ... More


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