From the Telegraph October 04, 2013
“In 1912 a trove of Elizabethan and Jacobean gold and precious stones was discovered beneath the City of London. It is still unclear who buried it, and why. Vivienne Becker explores the murky past of the capital’s jewellery trade.”
|Cheapside in 1823, looking west towards St Paul's Cathedral|
Imagine that you’re a laborer and tearing down sites in order to clear the way for new ones when you suddenly unearth a treasure! Sounds like the making of a good book and movie doesn’t it? Take a look at this story: Mystery of the Cheapside HoardI had to add this view of Cheapside (right) during the Regency period since that's one of my favorite time periods.
Clues to the Mystery Could these jewels have been hidden before The Great Fire of 1666 that swept though London in ? Sounds logical to me.
There is so much wonderful information and pictures of the jewelry here in the links I've provided that it will take you awhile to look at all of it and read if you're interested.
Have any of you reading this actully seen this collection at The Museum of London? If so, tell all!
Today I'll be giving away a copy of one of my novels (your choice) from The Ravensmoore Chronicles.http://www.jilliankent.com/books/ You can read an excerpt and pick the one that intersts you most. It is a series but you can also read them as stand alone novels.
To have your name thrown in the hat leave a comment about the blog post and/or your favorite piece of jewelry.
I'll announce the winner on Sunday, February 2. A winner will be chosen at random and comments will be accepted for the book drawing through Saturday night, Feb. 1st Pacific time. Void where prohibited. US residents only.
Jillian Kent loves England's Regency era. In 2013 her second book in The Ravensmoore Chronicles, Chameleon, finaled in both the Selah at Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in romance fiction and in Romance Writers of America's prestigious Daphne du Maurier for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. Jillian is employed as a counselor for nursing students in Cincinnati, Ohio and possesses a masters degree in social work. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and passionate about mental health, wellness, and stomping out the stigma of mental illness. You can reach her at email@example.com and explore further at her website www.jilliankent.com.You can also find her on Twitter @JillKentAuthor and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JillianKent
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