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Industrial Archaeology celebrates 50 years Sir Neil Cossons retired as Chairman of English Heritage in June 2007. Much of his life’s work was in the advancement of the discipline of industrial archaeology; in fact, it is largely due to his championing that industrial archaeology has grown to feature so prominently in the list of UK World Heritage sites. Christopher Catling here profiles the man, and one of the UK’s highest-profile industrial sites: the renovation of St Pancras station.
Features Editor Neil Faulkner examines the recent hit movie Beowulf from an historian’s perspective. How closely and how well did the film embody this masterwork of Anglo-Saxon literature?
Monuments, memories and myths: Cossington Quarry Three Early Bronze Age barrows at Cossington Quarry in Leicestershire are challenging the idea that the dead might be thought to rest in peace. Recent excavations show that the barrows were used and reused over hundreds of years, which leads to questions regarding the relationship between the worlds of the dead and the living.
The biggest dig in Welsh history Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, Powys, Herefordshire, and Gloucestershire counties in Wales have recently been cut through by the massive extension to Britain’s National Gas Transmission