Unearthing Barnet: A good spot for a castle

By adam corsini on 3 Mar 2014
Arrowhead found at South Mimms

Arrowhead found at South Mimms

In my previous blog, I told the story of Geoffrey II de Mandeville and his wily ways at expanding his land and power during the 1140’s. We last left the story with both King Stephen and Empress Matilda having granting him permission to build a new castle anywhere he liked on his land, land that stretched from Berkshire to Essex. Read the full postRead the full post

Unearthing Barnet: The King, the Empress and Mandeville in the middle

By adam corsini on 19 Feb 2014
King Stephen

King Stephen

Today, London covers over 1500 square kilometres, stretching from Hillingdon in the west to Havering in the east, Croydon in the south to Barnet in the north. This spring the museum’s Archaeological Archive will be focussing on Barnet as part of our Arts Council funded ‘Unearthing’ programme, using artefacts found locally to tell the story of London’s outer boroughs. Read the full postRead the full post