Author: Nicola Sharpe

Where is Everyone?: The Secret Medieval Heritage of Wharram Percy

Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, the deserted village of Wharram Percy lies quiet and still. Abandoned for the past 500 years the remains still existent provide rich archaeological evidence of the site’s history, and spill the site’s secrets even in the modern day. Of the three thousand deserted villages which exist in England, Wharram Percy is the most widely studied. Possibly established in the Neolithic period and certainly by the Bronze Age, the site’s legacy can be seen through its diverse archaeology. During the Roman Period five farms were set up at the site, with evidence...

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‘Cavalry 360˚’: Bringing the Sound of Horses back to Chesters Roman Fort

In a new venture for English Heritage, the charity’s first ever sound installation Cavalry 360˚ is on show at Chesters Roman Fort. Spearheaded by Senior Curator Kevin Booth, the installation was created by NEON and recreates the sound of five-hundred Roman cavalry horses. As 2017 is the 1,900th anniversary of Hadrian’s accession to the Roman imperial throne, Cavalry 360˚ seems a fitting tribute to the powerful influence of an empire that had a dramatic impact on the North. The installation is part of the Hadrian’s Cavalry programme which has taken place across a variety of sites on the Wall....

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