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Department of History Events

PAST IS PRESENT: History in the News

If you think History is "old news" you might want to think again. Check out these recent feature stories that relate to subjects our students are currently studying.

First meeting of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, by Daniel Maclise, 1835

Wooden bird bought for £75 revealed to be Anne Boleyn’s – and is now worth £200,000

It was catalogued as an “antique carved wooden bird” when it was auctioned for £75 in 2019. Now it has been identified as Anne Boleyn’s heraldic emblem, the 16th-century royal falcon that probably adorned her private apartments at Hampton Court Palace – only to be removed after Henry VIII ordered her execution and the eradication of all traces of her. Its true worth is believed to be about £200,000.

Godfrey Hounsfield stands beside the EMI-Scanner in 1972

Fifty Years Ago, the First CT Scan Let Doctors See Inside a Living Skull

The possibility of precious objects hidden in secret chambers can really ignite the imagination. In the mid-1960s, British engineer Godfrey Hounsfield pondered whether one could detect hidden areas in Egyptian pyramids by capturing cosmic rays that passed through unseen voids.