Expert leggers Daniel Jinks and Ernest Wood | Science Museum Group Collection
Expert leggers Daniel Jinks and Ernest Wood. The two men demonstrate the process of 'legging' through Barnton Tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal. Early canal tunnels had no tow-paths, so to propel the boat through the tunnel two people had to lay on their backs on the boat, and push the boat along using their feet on wall of the tunnel. The Barnton Tunnel was over 500 yards long.
Robert Curthose (1054 - 1134). Eldest son of William I and Matilda of Flanders. Robert and his father did not get along leading William to want to disinherit Robert. He gave Robert the Duchy of Normandy and gave England to his second son, William Rufus. Robert launched a failed rebellion against his brother in 1088. When William II died his younger brother Henry I seized the throne, and Robert tried to invade again in 1101. In 1106 Henry took over Normandy from Robert.
Michael Freeman Photography | Royal Insignia
Lord Chancellor's Burse for the Great Seal of Queen Elizabeth I. A burse panel of crimson velvet worked in purl wire, gold and silver-wrapped threads with the Elizabethan Royal cypher in raisedwork.Devon,England. - Michael Freeman Photography
This comb is English, from the 12th century and in amazingly good shape. The combs often had ornate carvings of birds or scenes For more info go to www.facebook.com/jillbarnettbooks
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