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Hundreds of 17th century cannon balls & a Cannon unearthed in Stockholm

More than 200 cannonballs have so far been found. Photos: Arkeologikonsult.Full story written by Emma Löfgrenemma.lofgren@thelocal.com @ekjlofgren   Here: https://www.thelocal.se/20181204/hundreds-of-17th-century-cannonballs-unearthed-in-stockholm
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Dec 2018

Fall From Grace

In 1790, two centuries after the life of glassmaker Antonio Neri, his name appeared in an unlikely place: in the annotations of a Swedish manuscript that was translated into Italian by one of Florence's leading scientists.[1] On second thought, perhaps...
From: Conciatore on 12 Oct 2018

Another Vasa Cannon Found. Stockholm, Sweden.

Lisa Månsson, head of the Vasa Museum, in front of one of the ship's guns. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/SvD/TThttps://www.thelocal.se/20180828/the-vasa-ship-missing-cannon-may-have-been-found-stockholm
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Aug 2018

The First Countries to Diplomatically Recognize the United States

“Diplomacy is seduction in guise …”, whispered Benjamin Franklin to his fellow commissioner John Adams. “One improves with practice.” Although the quote isn’t real... The post The First Countries to Diplomatically...

Fall from Grace

In 1790, two centuries after the life of glassmaker Antonio Neri, his name appeared in an unlikely place: in the annotations of a Swedish manuscript that was translated into Italian by one of Florence's leading scientists.[1] On second thought, perhaps...
From: Conciatore on 27 Nov 2017

Swedish King's 'forgotten' 17th-century warship found in central Stockholm

Stefan Płużański's painting of the Battle of Oliwa in 1627, in which Scepter may have participated. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. https://www.thelocal.se/20170906/swedish-kings-scepter-shipwreck-17th-century-warship-found-in-central-stockholm
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Sep 2017

Swedish Military Shirt of 1756.

Photo credit: Johan Käll.  Fabric: Coarse linen. My thanks to Johan Käll for the use of these images. Keith. 
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Dec 2016

Fall from Grace

In 1790, two centuries after the life of glassmaker Antonio Neri, his name appeared in an unlikely place: in the annotations of a Swedish manuscript that was translated into Italian by one of Florence's leading scientists.[1] On second thought, perhaps...
From: Conciatore on 9 Dec 2016

Fall from Grace

Attribution unknown. In 1790, two centuries after the life of glassmaker Antonio Neri, his name appeared in an unlikely place: in the annotations of a Swedish manuscript that was translated into Italian by one of Florence's leading scientists.[1] On...
From: Conciatore on 11 Dec 2015

New Book about Syon Abbey

The Once I Was a Clever Boy blog features a post about a new book from Gracewing Publishing:For those who do not know the story of Syon it can be summarised briefly as follows. In 1415 King Henry V - who was quite busy that year invading France - founded...

"It belongs in a museum". But... why?

"It belongs in a museum." No one has the same authority as iconic movie star archaeologist Indiana Jones, the heritage super hero par préférence, when he confronts the evil villains who want to sell off historic artifacts for profit. The...

Holy headlessness. Beheading, death and various afterlives of sacred sculptures

Beheaded and mutilated medieval Virgin Mary and baby Jesus. Musée National du Moyen Âge, Paris(An initial comment: Since I started planning this blog post on beheaded sacred images and their afterlives some weeks ago, recent events in Paris...

Fall from Grace

Attribution unknown.In 1790, two centuries after the life of glassmaker Antonio Neri, his name appeared in an unlikely place: in the annotations of a Swedish manuscript that was translated into Italian by one of Florence's leading scientists. On second...
From: Conciatore on 24 Dec 2014

The Death of the "Swedish Mozart"

Joseph Martin Kraus (Miltenberg am Main, Germany, 20th June 1756 – Stockholm, Sweden, 15th December 1792)1775On more than one occasion, we have crossed to the beautiful land of Sweden to spend time in the company of Gustav III, who died at the hands...

Making Connections

Plaster Medallion of Neri,La Specola  (Florentine Natural History Museum).In the past few weeks, we have investigated the identity of the specific Catholic sect to which priest, alchemist and glassmaker Antonio Neri belonged. We have seen a glimpse...
From: Conciatore on 10 Dec 2014

Notable Deaths... Hans Axel von Fersen

Hans Axel von Fersen (Stockholm, Sweden, 4th September 1755 – Stockholm, Sweden, 20th June 1810)Hans Axel von Fersen by Noël HalléWe have met the remarkable Hans Axel von Fersen before, learnt of his adventures and discovered more about a relationship...

Queen Christina Abdicates to Become Catholic

Queen Christina of Sweden abdicated the throne on June 6, 1654. I read Veronica Buckley's 2005 biography of Queen Christina when it came out in paperback.You may read an excerpt on line here:Not unlike the elusive figure played by Greta Garbo, the real...

Notable Deaths... King Gustav III of Sweden

King Gustav III of Sweden (Stockholm, 24th January 1746 - Stockholm, 29th March 1792)King Gustav III by Alexander Roslin, 1777I had not intended to revisit the ailing King Gustav III of Sweden but the tale of the attempt on his life on 16th March 1792...

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