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Thursday, 12 February 2015

Silver

I wrote a little history of silver www.localhistories.org/silver 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Black Dahlia

I wrote about Elizabeth Short, a woman called the Black Dahlia. She was the victim of an unsolved murder in Los Angeles in 1947.  www.localhistories.org/black  

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Saxon London

By the 640's there was a mint in London making silver coins. In the 670's a Royal document called London 'the place where the ships land'. Early in the 8th century a writer called London 'a trading center for many nations who visit by land and sea'.

Saxon London consisted of many wooden huts with thatched roofs. Slag from metal forges have been found proving there were many blacksmiths at work in the town. Archaeologists have also found large numbers of loom weights (used in weaving wool) Saxon craftsmen also worked with animal bones making things like combs. The main export from Saxon London was wool, either raw of woven. Imports included wine and luxury foods like grapes and figs. Pottery and millstones were also imported. Slaves were also bought and sold in London. www.localhistories.org/london